Man sideswipes unmarked detective car and tries to get away

Man sideswipes unmarked detective car and tries to get away

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville man is behind bars, after he sideswiped a detective's unmarked car. 


The incident happened just before 5:00 Friday evening on Interstate 40 near Gallaher View Road.

Police say 63 year old James Kiernan was traveling westbound in his 1995 green Chrysler Concorde when he sideswiped the detective's unmarked vehicle. 

The detective tried to pull Kiernan over, but he refused. 

After a short pursuit, Kiernan pulled over near the Cedar Bluff Road exit. He was taken into custody at that time. 

He's being charged with DUI, hit and run and driving without a license. No one was injured during the incident. 
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