Former Grainger County sheriff charge...

Former Grainger County sheriff charged with DUI

There are 28 comments on the The Knoxville News Sentinel story from Jun 30, 2009, titled Former Grainger County sheriff charged with DUI. In it, The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

Former Grainger County Sheriff Richard McElhaney was arrested Monday afternoon on a drunken driving charge, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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no one

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#1 Jun 30, 2009
Glad that there was a trooper who didn't care what job Richard held, and did his job and maybe kept an innocent person from getting hurt or killed by a drunk driver. I wonder how many other times he has been pulled over and let go.
former grainger citizen

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#2 Jun 30, 2009
Hurray, Someone finally got caught and it didn't matter who he was or what job he held in the past. If you do wrong you should pay, no matter who you are. Very glad that trooper didn't care who he was.

Since: Jun 09

Talbott, TN

#3 Jul 1, 2009
the knoxville news sentinel said it was toby cameron that arrested him.....the highway patrol should give him a reward for doing his job, anyone else would have let him go. my dad has been a policeman in knoxville for years and if he was found drunk driving he should go to jail too.the law is the law
washburngirl

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#4 Jul 2, 2009
I have personally seen him flying up the highway doing what looks like a 100 passing cars right and left and he was pulled over in blaine about a month ago and they let him go. if he is drunk take him jail. it doesn't matter if its my dad, brother, sister or whatever. I have kids on the road and I don't want to be called and told a drunk driver has hit one of them. I am sure if the police took a photo of MR. McElhaney to O charleys or applebees at east town mall they could identify him well and could tell you how much he does drink on an average drinking trip to their restraunt.
Beantown

Morristown, TN

#5 Jul 15, 2009
He was friend of an ex-brother-in-law. When I was young, I would babysit upstairs while the grown ups partied downstairs (4th of July, Halloween,ect). I have seen him at parties where he has glased over eyes and he could barely walk to his car. It's a wonder he hasn't killed anyone yet. I never understood how an officer could basically stay drunk all the time and not get caught.
former grainger citizen

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#6 Jul 19, 2009
Beantown wrote:
He was friend of an ex-brother-in-law. When I was young, I would babysit upstairs while the grown ups partied downstairs (4th of July, Halloween,ect). I have seen him at parties where he has glased over eyes and he could barely walk to his car. It's a wonder he hasn't killed anyone yet. I never understood how an officer could basically stay drunk all the time and not get caught.
Thankful there was a trooper who had the guts to lock him up.
happy

Tarentum, PA

#7 Mar 17, 2010
Beantown wrote:
He was friend of an ex-brother-in-law. When I was young, I would babysit upstairs while the grown ups partied downstairs (4th of July, Halloween,ect). I have seen him at parties where he has glased over eyes and he could barely walk to his car. It's a wonder he hasn't killed anyone yet. I never understood how an officer could basically stay drunk all the time and not get caught.
richard got drinking problem.that allright scott take care of him
above the law

United States

#8 Mar 18, 2010
washburngirl wrote:
I have personally seen him flying up the highway doing what looks like a 100 passing cars right and left and he was pulled over in blaine about a month ago and they let him go. if he is drunk take him jail. it doesn't matter if its my dad, brother, sister or whatever. I have kids on the road and I don't want to be called and told a drunk driver has hit one of them. I am sure if the police took a photo of MR. McElhaney to O charleys or applebees at east town mall they could identify him well and could tell you how much he does drink on an average drinking trip to their restraunt.
he should never be allow in law enforcement no more.officers covers up for each other.
bus driver

Tioga, ND

#9 Mar 19, 2010
I hope he isnt drivind the school bus any.
watching

Kingsport, TN

#10 Mar 19, 2010
we need keep this on top of topix and make sure it not sweap under rug. and make sure he has his day in court.like he took others to court for same thing. he not above the law.or is he.
truth

United States

#11 Mar 20, 2010
watching wrote:
we need keep this on top of topix and make sure it not sweap under rug. and make sure he has his day in court.like he took others to court for same thing. he not above the law.or is he.
he a sad person
ace

Malakoff, TX

#12 Mar 21, 2010
Beantown wrote:
He was friend of an ex-brother-in-law. When I was young, I would babysit upstairs while the grown ups partied downstairs (4th of July, Halloween,ect). I have seen him at parties where he has glased over eyes and he could barely walk to his car. It's a wonder he hasn't killed anyone yet. I never understood how an officer could basically stay drunk all the time and not get caught.
we need make sure he gets his day in court.
he not above law

United States

#13 Mar 23, 2010
ace wrote:
<quoted text>we need make sure he gets his day in court.
need to ask TOBY he know
sad

United States

#14 Mar 25, 2010
pasty1 wrote:
the knoxville news sentinel said it was toby cameron that arrested him.....the highway patrol should give him a reward for doing his job, anyone else would have let him go. my dad has been a policeman in knoxville for years and if he was found drunk driving he should go to jail too.the law is the law
does he still work at bean station bank.
Speak Up

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#15 Mar 25, 2010
sad wrote:
<quoted text>does he still work at bean station bank.
The law is not the law in Grainger County. Give credit where it goes. The sheriff and dupties do their job but it is the JUDGE. He likes to let them go and then knows most of them will get caught and here comes the money into the courts again . The judge does not care how much money he takes off of anyone and the ones get caught is doing just what the judge wants. We need a GOOD JUDGE and an honest one.
time to go

United States

#16 Mar 26, 2010
Speak Up wrote:
<quoted text>
The law is not the law in Grainger County. Give credit where it goes. The sheriff and dupties do their job but it is the JUDGE. He likes to let them go and then knows most of them will get caught and here comes the money into the courts again . The judge does not care how much money he takes off of anyone and the ones get caught is doing just what the judge wants. We need a GOOD JUDGE and an honest one.
this is a example of experince in doing favors leting them go.we need good, honest,an sober judge. it time for him to go
question

Winter Park, FL

#17 Apr 3, 2010
was he once a THP officer?
GRAINGER BOY

Philadelphia, TN

#18 Nov 3, 2011
TOBY SHOT A WOMEN THAT WAS TRYING TO KILL HER SELF BESIDES TALKING TO HER HE AN HIS BRO R BOTH POS
yotoo

United States

#19 Nov 3, 2011
When an where did Toby shoot an kill a women?
Dejavu

Lancing, TN

#20 Nov 5, 2011
Is it just me or do all the Grainger County Sheriffs get a DUI after they leave office.
Seen like we keep voting in drunks.

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