Truck Driver That Killed Deputy Did Not Have CDL
The Houston Texas truck driver that hit and killed a Loudon County deputy last Thursday, was driving the truck illegally. Christopher Savannah ran through a rolling roadblock on I-75 last Thursday morning. His semi hit a Ford Fusion and then swerved to the right and ran into Sgt. Chris Jenkins of the Loudon County sheriff’s department…killing the deputy. Savannah appeared in Roane County court Monday morning where his bond was set at $1 million. The judge noted in his ruling that the truck driver did not appear for a much less serious crime in his home state of Texas for a moving violation; therefore, the bond was adequate for his charges in this case…which include vehicular homicide by recklessness. Also…according to officials, Savannah did not have a commercial license to operate the semi at the time of the crash. Investigators testified at the hearing that Savannah admitted to using marijuana at least four to eight hours before the crash and was under the influence when the crash occurred. If bail would be posted, Savannah will be required to wear a tracking device to ensure he returns to court at his next scheduled appearance…which is now set for February 22nd at 1pm.