A Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) employee has resigned after being accused of being drunk while recently running through a red light. According to a report in The Knoxville News Sentinel, the 56-year-old Knoxville man was charged following an accident at Louisiana Avenue and the Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.
Officials say the man was driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) when his state-owned 2010 Ford F-150 went through a red light and crashed into a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. He was charged with DUI and refusal to submit to a blood alcohol test. He had been an employee of the TDOT since May 1997.