Grooms crash

Spencer Eugene Grooms was attempting to evade arrest Tuesday afternoon when he crashed his 2002 Mercedes-Benz into a utility pole. Grooms was injured in the accident and taken to UT Medical Center. He faces multiple charges including DUI and driving while license revoked.

COSBY—A Cosby man was injured Tuesday afternoon after police reports say he lost control of his vehicle following a brief pursuit from law enforcement.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the driver as Spencer Eugene Grooms, 30, Keener Road.

On Tuesday, several first responders were dispatched to the area of Hartford Road and Greasy Cove Road, in reference to a single vehicle accident just before 4 p.m. that afternoon.

Upon arrival, THP Troopers learned Grooms was fleeing from the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office when he lost control of his 2002 Mercedes-Benz and struck a utility pole.

Grooms’ vehicle then overturned before coming to a rest on its top.

Grooms sustained injuries and was airlifted to the UT Medical Center. He was discharged later that evening.

Charges are pending for driving under the influence, driving while license revoked, seat belt violation, violation of financial responsibility and failure to exercise due care.

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