Impaired and Fast
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
- Theft – Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Level 6 Felony
- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor
- Reckless Driving, Class C Misdemeanor
Arresting Officer: Trooper Brock Buchanan, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agency: Knox County Sheriff’s Office