Huntsville Woman Charged with Alleged Driving Under the Influence

On May 30th, Officer Tony Jones with the Oneida Police Department was on patrol when an officer with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department dispatched a call on a red Ford F250, possibly an intoxicated driver.  Officer Jones spotted a vehicle that matched the description on Alberta Street going southbound around the Tennessee/Kentucky Pawn shop.  He followed the vehicle and witnessed the driver cross over the center yellow line three times in a span of about a half mile, while pacing the vehicle at 65 MPH in a 35 MPH zone.  The vehicle was then observed swerving from the fast lane into the slow lane after passing Northtown Plaza almost making contact with a Tennessee Highway Patrol vehicle driven by Trooper Steven Ward.  Officer Jones initiated blue lights to conduct a traffic stop.  The vehicle did not respond immediately to the blue lights and continued at 68 MPH all the way to Municipal Drive before activating the brake lights.  Upon approaching the vehicle, Officer Jones could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.  Officer Jones asked the driver, identified as Kathy Riseden, if she had consumed alcohol and she stated she had four Natural Ice.  Officer Jones asked Riseden to exit the vehicle and conducted a field sobriety test in which Riseden agreed to.  When Riseden exited the vehicle, Officer Jones noticed a Natural Ice beer can in the driver floorboard with alcohol still in the can.  Upon conducting the field sobriety test, Riseden failed it.  She was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Failure to Maintain Lane, Open Container Law, and Speeding.