Preparing To Trick-Or-Treat
Law Enforcement To Be Out In Force Halloween
Three Injured When Vehicle Leaves Road
To Trick-Or-Treat.H. Roberts Marker Dedicated
Ghosts and ghouls and super heroes, and Elvis even,
are preparing for a night of tricks and treats, hoping more for
the treats. Area residents will need to stock up for the visitors
on Halloween night, Tuesday, Oct. 31. Drivers are urged to take
caution as the spooks take to the neighborhoods going house to house
To Be Out In Force Halloween
In an effort to reduce incidents of vandalism and
egg throwing, officers of the Livingston Police Department and Overton
County Sheriff's Department will be out in force this Halloween,
according to Police Chief Roger Phillips and Sheriff Kelly Hull.
Chief Phillips stated, "Anyone found throwing
eggs or other material at vehicles or pedestrians will be arrested
and can face charges of disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor
with up to 30 days in jail and up to a $50 fine, vandalism, a Class
A misdemeanor with up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and up to
a $2,500 fine, and/or criminal littering, a Class B misdemeanor
with up to 6 months in jail and up to a $500 fine."
Any vehicle involved in a throwing incident where
the driver is arrested will be towed at the owner's expense, according
to Chief Phillips and Sheriff Hull. Parents are urged to be sure
of their children's whereabouts.
Parents are held responsible for damages committed
by their children, up to $10,000. Anyone under the age of 18 found
throwing eggs or other material at vehicles or pedestrians will
be charged with the offense in juvenile court, according to Sheriff
Hull and Chief Phillips.
Sheriff Hull stated, "Halloween is a time we
hope our youngsters can enjoy. Working together, we can insure it
to be a safe and fun time."
Chief Phillips stated, "Just please remember
that what is usually meant as a harmless prank can turn into someone
else's tragedy very quickly."
Injured When Vehicle Leaves Road
Three people were injured in a single-vehicle crash on Allens
Chapel Road last week.
According to reports, Christine L. Chrisman, 36, of Gainesboro,
was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition east on Allens Chapel Road around
3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 when she apparently lost control of the
vehicle on the rainslick road. The SUV left the road and went over
Chrisman suffered head and neck injuries and was transported by
Overton County Ambulance Service to Livingston Regional Hospital
where she was then transported via LifeForce helicopter to Erlanger
Hospital in Chattanooga.
Also injured in the wreck were 14 year-old Karystal S. Chrisman
and 8 year-old Candice M. Chrisman. Both were transported to Livingston
Regional Hospital for treatment.
THP Jimmy King investigated the wreck.
Overton County News
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