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Maynardville man in jail after crashing his vehicle into utility pole and fleeing the scene

From the Tazewell Police Department -

Robert Malnar - CCJ

An overnight crash around midnight on Monday, March 7, 2023, in front of Tazewell City Hall occurred after a driver left the roadway on U.S. Highway 25e at the intersection of State Route 33. The driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and went straight through the intersection uphill snapping a light pole on Main Street in two in front of city hall. Had it not been for the light pole, the driver more than likely would’ve struck the building.

(pics via the TPD)

The driver and passenger fled the scene in the vehicle where Tazewell Police Officers Jeremiah Widner and Jeff Green followed the fluid trail and located the vehicle at Value Rx just down the street with the driver, Robert Malnar of Maynardville and his passenger, both of which are 19 years of age.

Mr. Malnar was lodged in the Claiborne County Jail and is charged with the following:

Leaving the scene of an accident Underage possession of Alcohol No driver’s license Failure to exercise due care

All individuals are innocent until proven guilty.

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