Johnson County commissioner jailed for DUI
A Johnson County, Tennessee executive confirmed a county commissioner is in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of driving under the influence.
Bill Roark, 61, of Mountain City, appeared in court Wednesday on the violation, a first offense, and was sentenced to 48-hours in jail, according to information provided by court officials. He was charged and arrested by Mountain City police in the incident.
County Mayor Larry Potter said Roark, who represents the 3rd District, is still a member of the commission.
A police report obtained by News 5 says Roark was found slumped over the wheel of his pickup truck by an officer following a call to police about a reckless driver at the Pioneer Village Shopping Center on Oct. 7. The officer said the Roark failed all of the field sobriety tests administered to him and he was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw after his arrest.