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Motorcycle crash nets Hawkins man 45 days for DUI, gun and meth possession

Jeff Bobo • Feb 5, 2020 at 2:30 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville man who crashed his motorcycle last September near Rogersville pleaded guilty Monday to charges including DUI second offense, meth possession, and possession of a gun while intoxicated.

Douglas Brian Bloomer, 57, 212 S. Church St., was sentenced to 45 days in jail in exchange for his guilty pleas.

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report filed by Trooper David Good, on the morning of Sept. 28 Bloomer was riding a 1980 Kawasaki LTD when he failed to negotiate a curve on McKinney Chapel Road.

Bloomer then reportedly collided with an earthen embankment and was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

Good stated in his report that in Bloomer’s possession were a baggie that contained meth, a small baggie of marijuana, six pills, a straw, and a .22-caliber Rough Rider handgun.

Bloomer submitted to a blood test, which was analyzed at the TBI crime lab and reportedly showed him to test positive for meth, gabapentin, clonazepam, and 7-amino clonazepam.

On Saturday morning, Bloomer was arrested at his home on a warrant stemming from that motorcycle crash and charging him with DUI second offense, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, going armed, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule IV narcotics, possession of drugs without a prescription, driving on revoked, failure to exercise due care, vehicle not registered, and no proof of insurance.

On Monday, Bloomer appeared in Hawkins County Sessions Court, where he pleaded guilty to DUI second offense, meth possession, and possession of a handgun while intoxicated. All other charges were dismissed.

Bloomer must serve 100 percent of his 45 day jail sentence, and the gun was forfeited to the THP.

He was also ordered to pay $3,934 in fines and fees, attend DUI class, and he will be on probation for 11 months and 29 days.

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