Juvenile corrections officer resigns after Knox County arrest

Juvenile corrections officer resigns after Knox County arrest

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David Walker, 39 (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) David Walker, 39 (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Michael Varner, 36 (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Michael Varner, 36 (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Tommy Humphrey Sr., 39 (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Tommy Humphrey Sr., 39 (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Tommy Humphrey Jr., 19 (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Tommy Humphrey Jr., 19 (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A juvenile corrections officer resigned Friday after he was arrested during a Thursday night traffic stop. 

A few minutes before 10 p.m., deputies spotted an almost motionless Nissan Sentra on Chapman Highway at Stone Road, according to the Knox County's Sheriff's Department.

They pulled over the driver, 39-year-old David Walker, a corrections officer at the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Service Center.

According to an arrest report, Walker admitted to drinking and deputies found a handgun that is registered to him. 

Three other passengers also face charges. 

Deputies say everyone in the car, including a minor, was intoxicated. 

Walker is charged with possession of a handgun while under the influence.

The others face drug and intoxication charges. 

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