Jefferson County Mayor Mark Lee Potts is arrested for DUI in Bradley County.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Potts was found lying face down in a ditch surrounded by beer containers at the 20-mile marker on I-75 South when police arrived at the scene Wednesday night.
A police report states that Potts admitted to drinking and driving from Knoxville and that he had pulled over to stay safe. Police conducted a roadside test and upon failure, arrested Potts for DUI.
He’s charged with Driving Under the Influence and Open Container.