By Tamas Mondovics
Johnson County, Tennessee commissioner Billy Roark served a 48-hour jail term last week for his arrest of driving under the influence on Friday, October 7, 2017.
Upon his arrest Roark, 61 of Mountain City was charged and arrested by Mountain City police before taken to the Johnson County jail.
According to Mountain City Police reports, Roark was found slumped over the wheel of his pickup truck by an officer following a call to police about a reckless driver at the Pioneer Village Shopping Center on the night of his arrest.
The officer reportedly said that Roark failed all of the field sobriety tests administered to him and he was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw after his arrest.
On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Roark appeared in court on the violation, which was the commissioners first, and was sentenced to 48-hours in jail.
Local officials confirmed that Roark, who represents the 3rd District continues to serve on the commission.