TWRA: No boating deaths over holiday weekend

TWRA announced this week that there were no boating-related fatalities over the July 4th holiday weekend. The TWRA reported that its officers made 21 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests over the holiday weekend July 2nd through the 5th. That marks an increase from the 11 such arrests recorded in 2020. 13 of the BUI arrests came in TWRA Region II (Middle Tennessee area). In addition to six statewide serious injury boating incidents, there were seven property damage incidents.

The TWRA’s Boating and Law Enforcement Division compiled this year’s holiday statistics after receiving reports from the agency’s four regions.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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