Local woman arrested twice in 2 days
Published 9:37 am Tuesday, September 29, 2015
A Carter County woman found herself in double trouble recently after being arrested twice in two days on charges of driving without a valid license.
Officers of the Elizabethton Police Department arrested Katrina Peters, 21, of 165 Jackson Ave. Thursday afternoon and then again Friday evening, both times after traffic stops. On Thursday, officers charged Peters with first offense driving on a suspended license and violation of the child restraint law. Officers on Friday charged her with second offense driving on a suspended license and failure to yield the right of way.
Around 3:15 on Thursday, EPD Cpl. Ryan Brackett was dispatched to East E Street on a report of a verbal argument taking place with one of the parties involved being in an older model maroon vehicle parked in front of The Vac Shop.
As he arrived on scene, Brackett said he saw the vehicle pull out and begin driving west on East E Street. “As I was behind the vehicle I observed an unrestrained child looking through the back window,” he said.
Brackett stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Peters. When he checked her driver’s license, Brackett found out her license was suspended for three failures to pay traffic citations.
The officer arrested Peters and took her to the Carter County Detention Center, where she was later released after posting bond.
The following day, Peters was stopped again by officers, this time shortly before 9 p.m., when EPD Cpl. Sarah Ellison saw a maroon Buick Regal travel through an intersection in the wrong lane, causing another vehicle to swerve to avoid a collision.
Ellison stopped the car, identified Peters was the driver and remembered that Peters had been arrested the day before by Brackett. Officers again arrested Peters and took her to the detention center, where Peters was once again released after posting bond.
Peters is scheduled to appear in Carter County General Sessions Court on Oct. 26 to be arraigned on both sets of charges.
In addition to Peters’ bad luck with traffic stops, her passengers also found themselves headed to jail after both traffic stops.
On Thursday when officers stopped Peters, police learned her passenger, Scott Peters, 30, also of 165 Jackson Avenue, Elizabethton, was wanted on an outstanding warrant charging him with violation of probation. The passenger in her vehicle on Friday, 33-year-old Joshua Reline, of 930 Embreeville Road, Johnson City, was also arrested during that traffic stop on an outstanding warrant charging him with failure to appear in court.