Three women testified against former Mount Carmel Vice-Mayor William
Blakely, graphically recounting times he exposed himself while driving.
News Channel 11 had the only reporter in court for Thursday’s
preliminary hearing in Kingsport.
“I was scared that I was gonna wreck, he was gonna cause me to wreck,” witness Deborah Sturgill said.
“It seems that every victim would tell the same story. But I knew all
the victims did not know each other,” Kingsport Police Detective Terry
Personal accounts in Thursday’s testimonies started the same –
Blakely allegedly waving to get the drivers’ attention, then escalating
to honking and partially crossing over into the drivers lane.
“Waving, grabbed his shirt, kind of pulled it up,” witness Deanna Dykes said.
“After the waving, it turned into a lot of beeping, him grabbing his
chest area, and asking me going ‘please, please’ (clasping hands
together) with his hands, may I… show me yours,” witness Kelly Street
Each witness testified they were fearful Blakely’s driving would cause an accident.
“He was taking his hand, wetting his mouth, and masturbating,” Sturgill said.
“At over 90 miles per hour, he had his penis out [the window]… he
was masturbating… and that’s when it got really, really bad. I
wouldn’t look over any more, and I wrote his tag number down on my hand,
which I believe he noticed, and he exited very quickly,” Street said.
And I thought we had colorful public officials here in the Gret Stet. Talk about unbuckling the old bible belt…
According to our friend Southern Beale,Tennesseans do all sorts of weird and illegal shit whilst driving.She calls Blakely’s disgusting and dangerous display moto-wanking, I call it auto-malakatude. However you slice it, William Blakely is the malaka of the week.
The whole Tennessee car thing has given me an earworm, so I’ll let John Hiatt and the Nashville Queens have the last word: