An officer with the TWRA says 27-year-old Taylor Hampton Elliott gave the open can of White Claw he was drinking to a nearby swimmer as he approached him and his jet ski on Percy Priest Lake near Party Cove this weekend. Elliott is charged with being heavily intoxicated while recklessly operating a jet ski. BUI charges now carry the same weight as DUI charges in Tennessee. He is free on pre-trial release.
At 6 p.m. Saturday on Percy Priest Lake, TWRA Officer Joshua Landrum asked 24-year-old Jet Skier Orrie Reed Whitton when he last smoked marijuana. Landrum replied: “when the sun was still up”. The agent reminded him the sun had been up for the last 12 hours, and wouldn’t set for another 2. Landrum was jailed on 5 charges this weekend, and he reportedly told the officer he “doesn’t care what happens to him”.
29-year-old Chris Perrine was charged with boating under the influence when an officer halted his vessel after noticing he had beer cans within his reach. Perrine admitted to drinking 3 White Claws.
23-year-old Olivia Wolff was charged with implied consent and boating under the influence after drinking “a few” and operating a personal watercraft beyond the designated curfew.
29-year-old former Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville Jaguar punter Chad Zinchini was charged with boating while intoxicated on May 30, 2020.
20-year-old Adam Hollis was charged with negligent operation of a boat, boating under the influence, possession of alcohol under 21, NASBLA boating violation, and implied consent after TWRA observed a boat with a passenger on the bow and found Busch cans rolling around on his boat.
28-year-old Blake Henderson Dunn was arrested on Saturday on Percy Priest Lake, after a TWRA officer says he admitted to smoking marijuana while operating a vessel, and for possession of two joints on the boat.
Stephanie Buckley was arrested while out on the lake Saturday, when some plastic flew from her pontoon boat. When a TWRA Officer officer stopped to issue her a citation, found her to be boating under the influence. #BUI
The 3rd & 4th BUIs achievements on Percy Priest Lake were unlocked this weekend by Derek Wyatt & Tina Richards on Saturday night, just hours apart. Derek Wyatt Derek Wyatt was the 3rd, as officers were patrolling at 5:40 PM, when they observed a vessel leaving Elm Hill Marina’s no-wake zone with no registration displayed. Upon stopping the vessel and finding Mr. Wyatt to be the operation, a safety check was performed, and a strong odor of alcohol was coming from his person. He was slurring his speech, had blood-shot…
Barely 24 hours after the first BUI (Boating Under the Influence) arrest of Memorial Day weekend, we now have our second. Shane Allen Mains was arrested Saturday night on Percy Priest Lake after it was determined he had drank at least 6 alcoholic drinks, and was under the influence of “a lot” of different medications, of which he couldn’t name. Per the incident report, while officers were patrolling Percy Priest Lake late Saturday evening, they noticed a vessel stop in the middle of the lake when he saw the patrol boat.…