Man convicted in 2016 drugged driving crash in Knoxville

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A man has been convicted of drugged driving after a crash on Interstate 40 in August 2016.

Christopher Chapman, 42, was convicted of driving under the influence and reckless endangerment.

Prosecutors said on August 4, 2016, just before 9 a.m., Chapman was swerving between lanes on I-40 when he hit another vehicle near the West Hills exit.

Chapman failed field sobriety tests and submitted to a blood draw that showed methamphetamine, methadone and alprazolam in his system.

Since this is his first offense, he faces a sentence of 11 months and 29 days with a minimum of 48 hours in jail. His license will be suspended for one year, he must complete DUI school and pay a $350 fine.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 1.

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