Knoxville officer charged with DUI in Pigeon Forge

The Knoxville Police Department announced that a second police officer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence Thursday morning, this time in Pigeon Forge.

Officer John Morris was arrested after he was stopped for speeding while off-duty and in a personal vehicle around 3:15 a.m. Another off-duty officer, whom KPD did not name, was a passenger in the vehicle but was not arrested.

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Earlier Thursday, KPD announced officer Adam Parnell was arrested just after midnight by the Jefferson City Police after a traffic stop and charged with DUI.

Chief Paul Noel, who is known for his advocacy for transparency in policing and accountability among officers, was not pleased.

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