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Preparing To Trick-Or-Treat
Law Enforcement To Be Out In Force Halloween
Three Injured When Vehicle Leaves Road


Preparing 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 for trick-or-treating.


Law Enforcement 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."


Three 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 an embankment.

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.




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