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Alpine Man Facing Three Charges After Thursday Collision

An Alpine, Tennessee man facing three charges following an accident on Hilham Highway in Overton on Thursday.

34-year-old James Leonard Vaughn was driving westbound on State Route 85 when he drifted into the eastbound lane and struck the vehicle of 25-year-old Daniel Flatt of Monroe head-on.

Vaughn is facing DUI, Vehicular Assault, and Driving on a Revoked License charges. Other charges are pending the investigation.

Two witnesses that had observed Vaughn’s vehicle prior to the crash stated that the driver was driving erratically. The witnesses stated that Vaughn was driving in the wrong lane and at times without any lights on. One witness had attempted to call 911 before the crash but was unable to get through.

Flatt had no injuries. His 25-year-old passenger Halie Flatt of Monroe did receive injuries.

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