Oneida, TN (2018-08-06) A Knoxville woman that allegedly got into a physical altercation with another motorist at a local gas station has been booked on DUI and other traffic-related violations. Authorities say she was more than twice the legal limit of intoxication.
Susan Howard, 54, of Knoxville was booked into the Scott County Jail last Saturday night following a reported physical altercation at Murphy’s Express in Oneida. According to an arrest warrant filed by Patrolman Aaron Johnson of the Oneida Police Department, Howard allegedly attempted to run the victim off the road before confronting him at the gas station.
Authorities say that Howard allegedly followed the victim southbound on U.S. 27 from the Winfield area to the station on Alberta Street in Oneida. The victim reportedly told authorities that Howard was flashing her headlights and was trying to run him off the road. When the victim stopped at the gas station, Howard reportedly stopped and confronted him.
Howard reportedly told officers she had been drinking for up to three hours prior to the incident. She reportedly failed a series of field sobriety tests. Authorities say she submitted to a breathalyzer test, which reportedly came back with a blood-alcohol equivalent of 0.203. In Tennessee, the legal limit of intoxication is 0.08 percent.
Howard was charged with DUI, driving on revoked license, reckless endangerment, and violation of the open container law.