PIGEON FORGE — Police arrested a Seymour woman for DUI and child endangerment after allegedly catching her driving intoxicated with four juveniles in the car.
Pigeon Forge Officer Cody Clabo saw 44-year-old Jennifer Ryan, of 406 Nola Drive, doing 57 mph in a 35 mph zone near Dolly Parton’s Stampede shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday, according to arrest warrants.
She eventually stopped in the parking lot of the River Chase Hotel, coming to a halt across multiple parking spaces.
“I observed Ms. Ryan to have watery eyes, slurred the occasional word (sic), and I could smell the odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle,” Clabo said in arrest warrants.
Ryan couldn’t pass multiple field sobriety tests, and eventually started to question the tests and tried to call for a ride to pick up four juveniles, aged 11 to 15, who were in the car with her, Clabo said.
She failed to provide a sufficient sample for the intoximeter, and refused to provide a blood sample.
Clabo charged her with DUI, implied consent, speeding, and four counts of child neglect. He took Ryan to the Sevier County Jail, where she was being held Tuesday.
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