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Tennessee man arrested for DUI on back-to-back nights

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A Blount County man was arrested for DUI on Tuesday evening, then arrested again for the same offense again on Wednesday evening. 

Deputies were called to a crash on Tipton Hollow Road on Tuesday night. When they arrived, deputies said they found a green van had struck a utility pole. Witnesses said the driver was uninjured and appeared to be impaired. Deputies found Rockford Harold Cline, a Seymour resident, leaning against an ATV in a nearby yard. He told deputies he drank four beers over the course of the day.

Cline was taken to the hospital, where he submitted to a blood test. Deputies then took him to the Blount County Jail, where he was charged with driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.

The next night, deputies were called to a home on Old Chilhowee Road for a domestic disturbance. Court records say a caller told dispatchers Cline was banging on doors, then left the scene in a pickup truck. Deputies caught up with Cline and stopped him. When they took him into custody, deputies say he became aggressive and began banging his head into the patrol car's partition. 

Clinee was taken to the Blount County Jail and charged with DUI 2nd offense and driving on a revoked license. He is being held in the jail. 


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