NEWPORT— A Newport man was arrested Thursday morning following a single car accident on South Highway 107.
Cocke County Sheriff’s deputies identified the male as Ronnie C. Jones, 44, Timber Ridge Road. He was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent.
On Thursday, deputies were dispatched to the area of South Highway 107 in Del Rio concerning a wreck with injuries. Upon arrival, Deputy Ethan Keys came in contact with Jones, who was the driver of the vehicle, and he stated he was just talking to the passenger when he ran off the roadway.
According to the report, Deputy Keys detected an odor of alcohol about Jones’ person and noticed he had bloodshot eyes.
Deputies administered field sobriety test to Jones and he performed poorly on all test given. He was placed under arrest without further incident.
The passenger of the vehicle, who was not named in the report, was transported to the Newport Medical Center for treatment.