INDIANA: State Police corralled fast-moving Peggy Gallegos from Lenoir City in Tennessee driving a stolen Avenger at 107 mph and suspected of being impaired by drugs

Impaired and Fast

PEGGY GALLEGOS stolen Avenger from Tennessee, drugs, 107 mph OWI arrest by Indiana State Police on Oct. 29, 2021 (2)

Knox County – Indiana State Police report that on Friday night, October 29, 2021, at approximately 9:00, Trooper Buchanan stopped the driver of a 2013 Dodge Avenger for traveling north on US 41 near the 50 mile-marker at 107 mph. The driver was identified as Peggy Gallegos, 41, of Lenoir City, TN.

During the traffic stop, Gallegos displayed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. Further investigation revealed Gallegos was under the influence of amphetamines and the vehicle she was driving had been reported stolen out of Tennessee.

Police say that Gallegos was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Peggy Gallegos, 41, Lenoir City, TN
  1. Theft – Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Level 6 Felony
  2. Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor
  3. Reckless Driving, Class C Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Brock Buchanan, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agency: Knox County Sheriff’s Office