Luebbe Runs Into DUI Charge At Sobriety Checkpoint

Luebbe Runs Into DUI Charge At Sobriety Checkpoint

An Auburntown man was charged on Sept. 17 with DUI after being stopped at a roadblock.

Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McMillen reported that while working a sobriety checkpoint on Highway 96 at Marshall Creek Road, a white Chevy pickup driven by Charles F. Luebbe. Jr. approached.

While speaking with Luebbe, Trooper Allen England of the Tennessee Highway Patrol could smell an odor about Luebbe consistent with that of alcohol. As Luebbe exited his vehicle, Deputy McMillen reported he could also sense the same odor.

The deputy asked Luebbe if he had been drinking and he stated yes, after he had gotten off work at Bridgestone at 6 p.m. Luebbe could not advise how much he had to drink.

Luebbe was allegedly unable to perform a series of field sobriety tests administered by the deputy. He was taken to the Cannon County Jail and booked. He refused to submit to a blood alcohol content test.

Bond was set at $3,000 for Luebbe, of 99 E. Poplar Bluff Rd. in Auburntown.  Initial court date is Nov. 1.