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Alcohol believed to be factor in Bybee wreck

Published: 8:56 AM, 12/19/2013 Last updated: 8:56 AM, 12/19/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

BYBEE-A woman driver who smelled of alcohol, and who had beer in her vehicle, ran off Highway 160, suffered head and other injuries, and was airlifted by helicopter to Johnson City Medical Center, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.Christine L. Persails, 50, 1780 Mellow Road, Newport, was listed in "stable" condition this morning, Thursday, Dec. 19, according to an employee at the JCMC.Persails was headed north on Highway 160 when, at about 3:30 p.m., the 1999 Chevrolet Blazer she was driving went off the right side of the highway when she tried to negotiate a curve near Vinson Hollow Road, Lt. C.J. Ball reported.For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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