Cumberland County Commissioner Brian Houston
From Crossville Chronicle
CROSSVILLE — A Crossville area man arrested eight months ago on suspicion of drunk driving saw his case bound over to action of the grand jury following a preliminary hearing in Cumberland County General Sessions Court yesterday.
Robert Brian Houston, 39, who goes by his middle name, is charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take an intoximeter test, stemming from the Jan. 21 traffic stop.
In Thursday’s hearing, Sheriff’s Deputy Mac Judkins testified that he was traveling on West Ave. around 2:30 a.m. when a vehicle driven by Houston passed him from the opposite direction, traveling 54 mph in a 30 mph speed zone.
Judkins turned around and activated his blue lights and Houston stopped in a strip mall parking lot. Judkins testified that he detected an odor of alcohol on Houston’s person after he approached the driver and conducted his traffic stop.
As a result, Judkins testified that he conducted a series of field sobriety tests, the results of which led to the deputy taking Houston into custody.
Houston refused to submit to a blood or breath ….MORE