A man driving a car with a headlight out has led to his arrest on drug charges.
According to a police report, an officer saw a Kia sedan traveling in the 3400 block of Bennett Road at about 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday with only one headlight. The officer stopped the car and spoke with the driver, John Ainsworth.
The report states that Ainsworth was “very nervous and shaking” when stopped by the officer. The officer also noticed a small plastic baggie of what appeared to be marijuana in the rear floor board of the vehicle. When Ainsworth got out of the vehicle, he was frisked. During the process a clear baggie of what appeared to be methamphetamine (14.8 grams) fell to the ground at the man’s feet. Ainsworth also had in his pocket a pair of brass knuckles. When officers searched the vehicle Ainsworth was driving they found a pipe in the middle console.
According to the report, after waiving his Miranda rights, Ainsworth told the officer that he was currently on probation in Catoosa County for possession of methamphetamine. The man told police that he had ingested a half-gram of meth within the last hour, prior to his being stopped by police.
As a precaution, Ainsworth was taken to Parkridge East for evaluation. After being cleared he was transported to the Hamilton County Jail where he is being held without bond.
Ainsworth, 26, of a Plantation Drive address in Chattanooga, was charged with DUI, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine for Resale, Driving on a Revoked License. He is due to appear in municipal court on July 18.
_ 3300 Block Ringgold Rd.: Police were dispatched to the address just before 1 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a person bleeding in the street. According to a police report, when officers arrived they found the victim laying in the street with a severe cut to his left forearm.
The responding officer removed a belt from the man’s arm and applied a tourniquet to stanch the flow of blood. The report states that witnesses on the scene called 911 after seeing the man laying in the roadway and bleeding profusely.
The victim told police that he was on Donaldson Avenue near the American Legion when a white male approached him and attempted to rob him. The report states the victim was unable to give additional information about the incident. The victim was taken to Erlanger Hospital via ambulance.
According to the report, police were able to follow a trail of blood from the scene where he was found to the spot where the man was believed to have been attacked; the 900 block of Donaldson. Police found a knife and a watch, both covered in blood in the grass at this location.
Detectives documented the scene then left for Erlanger to attempt to gather more information from the victim. and speak with his family. There is no additional information at this time on the man’s condition.