Although it is illegal in the state of Tennessee to drive without headlines while its raining, one man attempted but failed to do so safely last Thursday night.
At approximately 10 p.m., a subject traveled down Chapman Highway for several miles without his headlights on, which ultimately resulted in a vehicle crash.
The driver hit two cars from behind and a truck from the side, causing an altercation between the driver of the truck and the driver with no headlights. The fight was quickly broken up, but the subject fled the scene before the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office was able to arrive.
The man later came back and spoke with responding officers. According to witnesses, the driver of the truck had just purchased his vehicle before the subject damaged it, which is what led to the initial altercation. No injuries were reported as a result of the wreck.
The SCSO and Seymour Volunteer Police Department both responded to the incident. The wreck caused delays at Seymour’s Taco Bell, which resulted in a closure of the fast food restaurant for approximately 10 minutes. The incident also caused traffic to back up at the Chapman Highway and Boyd’s Creek Highway intersection as the vehicles were moved out of the roadway.
The Herald was unable to receive word as of press time to if the subject was arrested and detained or what charges he may of faced. It is suspected that the subject was charged for the wreck and for lack of headlights.

Photo by: Thomas Dunaway

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