Kingston PD Makes DUI and Drug Arrest

ON 07/23/2022, at approximately 0210 hours, Patrolman Marie Watson was traveling west on Race Street. A vehicle traveling east swerved into Patrolman Watson’s lane of travel almost hitting her head on. She swerved to avoid a collision, turned around and executed a traffic stop on the vehicle on Cumberland Street.

  The driver was identified as Austin Alan Melton, 26 of Philadelphia, TN. Mr. Austin admitted to drinking a few when asked if he had consumed any alcohol. A strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle.

  Mr. Melton had slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet and was having trouble concentrating. Mr. Melton was given standardized field sobriety tasks and was placed under arrest for DUI.

  Two glass pipes used to smoke marijuana were recovered from the vehicle as well as 15.8 grams of marijuana.

   Austin Alan Melton was charged with DUI, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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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