Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Doctor Convicted in DUI Jury Trial
A Tri-Cities doctor charged with DUI apparently felt that because he was a doctor, he should be treated differently. The Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who arrested Dr. Kiran Patibandla told the court that he was having trouble, even at slow speeds, keeping his vehicle in one lane of travel. He apparently failed three field sobriety tests. Dr. Patibandla was found guilty in a Washington County Tennessee Courtroom after less than an hour of deliberation by the jury. According to the arresting trooper the doctor alluded to the fact that someday he may need medical attention from the Dr. and his friends would not render aid. There was no discussion of those alleged threats during the actual trial. He is a doctor of internal medicine with a Johnson City practice. Patibandla will pay a $350 fine and be on probation for 11 months and 29 days.(CS)

Thursday, March 05, 2015

  • Car Found but Man Still Missing after Being Swept Away By Flood
  • Last of Meth Distributor Charged in Operation "Salt Vegas" Pleads Guilty
  • Weather Even Impacts Rail Traffic
  • Kingsport Police Continue Search for Man Missing for One Year
  • Reports: Man Swept Away by Floodwaters in Buchanan County
  • Wellmont Merger Search "Nearing Conclusion"
  • Bill Stripping Localities of Power to Ban Guns in Parks Passes TN Subcommittee
  • VDOT Reporting More Than 70 Routes Flooded, Closed in SW Virginia
  • Sullivan County's Longtime Economic Recruiter Retiring
  • Criminal Complaint Shows Fired Washington County TN Corrections Officer Hit, Kicked, Laughed at Victim
  • Teenager Arrested, Charged for Arson That Destroyed Two Barns in Hawkins County
  • APCO Offering Customer Text and Email Power Outage Alerts
  • TN Dept. of Education Likely to Let Counties, Cities Waive School Days Missed by Snow
  • VDOT: Haysi Main Street to be Closed for a Week Due to Building Collapse
  • Office Depot Cutting Jobs in Bristol, Virginia
  • Rain, Snow Melt Cause Flooding Throughout Southwest Virginia
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Man on Meth Charges After He is Caught Holding the One-Pot Lab
  • TN Bill That Guarantees Veterans Groups Fund-Raising Games Gaines Committee Approval



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