Man Faces Charges from Accident Wednesday in Kingston at ORNL

Phaitoon Sean Viryasiri, 47

The Kingston police department Stated that just before 2am officer Sartin, was dispatched to ORNL Federal Credit Union, 1204 N. Kentucky Street, in reference to a suspicious person. He arrived on scene and observed a dark colored Nissan Altima parked behind the bank with a Georgia registration. After giving dispatch the registration number the officer walked up to the vehicle and observed a male in the driver’s seat drinking from a cup. The report stated that he tapped on the window and the male looked at him and had glossy eyes. The male then turned the vehicle off and attempted to put the vehicle in drive. The officer began knocking on the window again and he then turned the vehicle back on and put it in drive and took off at a high rate of speed. At this point officer Sartin informed dispatch that he was taking off and then He heard a crash around the building he observed the vehicle had crashed into a pole guarding the ATM at the Credit Union. The male driving was getting out of the car and began running towards North Kentucky with the officer chasing him. Officer D. Arnold then arrived and gave verbal commands and was able to get the man, identified as 46-year-old Phaitoon Viryasiri, with a Nashville address into custody. The report said that the smell of an alcoholic beverage was coming from his breath. EMS was contacted for Viryasiri’s injuries. Viryasiri was found to be revoked for DUI and was also a habitual offender. The tag from the vehicle came back to a Volkswagen Jetta and was displayed on a 2020 Nissan Altima.

Viryasiri was transported to the hospital by EMS for his injuries.

Viryasiri is charged with driving under the influence, driving on revoked, evading arrest, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while restriction in effect.

Charge Offense Date Court Type Court Date Bond Bond Type Charging Agency Arresting Agency 
Driving Under The Influence10-07-2021General Session Humphrey02-01-2022$25,000.00Appearance with ConditionsKingston Police DepartmentKINGSTON – TN0730200
Habitual Traffic Offender10-07-2021General Session Humphrey02-01-2022$10,000.00Appearance with ConditionsKingston Police DepartmentKINGSTON – TN0730200
Evading Arrest10-07-2021General Session Humphrey02-01-2022$5,000.00Appearance with ConditionsKingston Police DepartmentKINGSTON – TN0730200
Leaving The Scene (Property Damage Only)10-07-2021General Session Humphrey02-01-2022$5,000.00Appearance with ConditionsKingston Police DepartmentKINGSTON – TN0730200
Driving On Revoked/Suspended License10-07-2021General Session Humphrey02-01-2022$10,000.00Appearance with ConditionsKingston Police DepartmentKINGSTON – TN0730200

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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