East Tennessee man arrested for possible DUI wearing chastity device

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CLINTON (WATE) – A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper found something unusual when arresting a suspect for DUI in Anderson County – the suspect was wearing a chastity device.

Sgt. Dennis Smith said in his arrest report Curtis Scott Eidam, 35, of Oak Ridge, entered a sobriety checkpoint on State Route 62 on May 14. Assistant District Attorney Investigator Bobby Jo Higgs noticed an alcoholic beverage odor coming from the vehicle. He then noticed Eidam himself smelled of alcohol. The report says he has bloodshot watery eyes and admitted drinking four or five shots in the last four hours.

Eidam said he had a handgun in the center console. He and female passenger Rebecka Alexander, 45, who was also visibly intoxicated, were removed from the vehicle. The report says Eidam was unsteady on his feet and a sobriety test revealed he was impaired beyond legal limits. A breathalyzer showed .117 blood alcohol content.

Once in custody, Ediam said he would need a key from inside the vehicle to unlock the chastity device he was wearing – one was on his keychain and a duplicate was around Alexander’s neck. The key was given to jail personnel when he arrived.

Eidam was charged with driving under the influence and possession of a handgun under the influence.Find 8News on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; send your news tips to iReport8@wric.com.

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