Mom accused of DUI with child in car reportedly admits to pill binge

Jeff Bobo • Dec 5, 2019 at 8:30 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County woman is facing DUI and other charges after she was stopped Wednesday afternoon on Route 66 near Rogersville after a deputy allegedly observed her cross the center line with a child unrestrained in the front seat.

According to a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Report, at the time of the traffic stop Katrina Aileen Greene had in her possession an empty 42-count prescription bottle of clonazepam, which had been filled two days earlier.

Greene, 36, 111 Dogwood Drive, Surgoinsville, reportedly admitted to HCSO Cpl. Eric Pease that she had been abusing the pills since filling the prescription.

“(Greene stated) that she took several of them this morning because she and her boyfriend were splitting up and she done it to calm her nerves,” Pease stated in his report.

Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pease reportedly observed a 2010 Ford Fusion driven by Greene “cross the center line two to three times” traveling north on Route 66 near Rogersville.

Pease reportedly observed Greene to have slurred speech, she was unsteady on her feet, and she was unable to hold her eyes open.

There was also a 3-year-old sitting in the front seat without proper child safety restraints, as well as the empty pill bottle in the center console, Pease stated in his report.

A computer check revealed Greene’s driver’s license to be revoked for failure to pay fines in Hamblen County.

Greene was charged with DUI, driving on a revoked license, violation of the child restraint law, no insurance, and driving left of center.

She was released from the Hawkins County Jail Wednesday evening and is scheduled for arraignment Monday in Sessions Court.

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