Stoney Creek woman faces DUI charge after crashing into parked church bus

Published 9:39 am Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Kimberly Honeycutt

Kimberly Honeycutt

A Stoney Creek woman faces a driving under the influence charge after police say she crashed her vehicle into a parked church bus Sunday afternoon.
Officers of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kimberly Street Honeycutt, 40, of 103 Forest Drive, Elizabethton, on Sunday afternoon and charged her with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license. Officers also served Honeycutt with two warrants — one charging her with violation of probation and the other charging her with failure to appear in court.
On Sunday afternoon, dispatchers with the Carter County 911 Communications Center (Comm. Center) asked officers with the Sheriff’s Office to be on the look out for a vehicle that had reportedly been involved in a hit-and-run crash in the city of Elizabethton.
“Moments later, Comm. Center advised that the vehicle had wrecked into a parked church bus at Hunter First (Baptist) Church on Highway 91,” CCSO Sgt. Brian Durham said.
“Upon my arrival, Lt. Jeff Markland had already located the female driver and had returned to the scene,” Durham said, adding officers were able to identify the woman as Honeycutt.
“Upon speaking with witnesses on scene, I was advised that the vehicle had been traveling on the wrong side of the road on Broad Street before getting onto Highway 91,” Durham said. “Once the vehicle got tot he area of Hunter First Church, witnesses advised the vehicle left the roadway and became airborne and traveled through the parking lot. Vehicle then struck the church bus and came to a stop.”
Officers also spoke to Honeycutt about the wreck involving the parked church bus and Durham said she admitted to taking prescription medication.
Honeycutt gave officers permission to search her purse, and Durham said officers found two full cans of compressed air duster and one partially empty can of compressed air duster. Officers also located a fourth can of air duster inside of Markland’s cruiser which had been discarded there before Honeycutt was placed under arrest.
On Monday, Honeycutt appeared in Carter County General Sessions Court. Judge Keith Bowers Jr. set her bond at $1,000 on the DUI and driving on revoked license charges. He left her cash bonds unchanged at $500 on the failure to appear and $250 on the violation of probation.
Honeycutt is scheduled to return to court on April 12.
No further information was available on Monday regarding the hit-and-run crash reported in the city limits of Elizabethton and whether or not Honeycutt was actually involved in that accident.

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