Tennessee: Highway Patrol charged former Grainger Sheriff Richard McElhaney with DUI after crash into cemetery

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers arrested Richard Jay McElhaney Saturday night and charged him with driving under the influence, evading arrest, reckless driving, among other charges, according to a Grainger County records.

The police pursuit started when a Blaine police officer tried to pull over McElhaney for speeding. When the officer turned on his sirens, McElhaney drove even faster, and the officer lost sight of the former sheriff’s black sports car.

Former Grainger County Tenn Sheriff Richard McElhaney charged with DUI as he campaigns for election as Mayor.