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Piney Flats man arrested on indecent-exposure charge

Piney Flats man arrested on indecent-exposure charge

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. — A driver on Interstate 26 is accused of fondling himself while trying to get the attention of a woman motorist, Kingsport police reported Wednesday in a written statement.

The incident occurred Feb. 15 as the vehicles were traveling between exits 1 and 10. The man was blowing his horn and swerving his white pickup toward the woman’s car while making obscene gestures toward her "trying to get her to lift her shirt up," Detective Terry Christian said in the statement.

Later that day, William Lee Blakely, 30, of Allison Road in Piney Flats, Tenn., was arrested and charged with one count of indecent exposure, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

Christian said an arrest warrant was issued after the woman identified Blakely through a photo lineup.

Blakely was being held in the Kingsport City Jail and an officer with the department said he was likely to be released late Wednesday after posting bond.

Christian said additional charges could be filed as the police investigation of the incident broadens. Anyone who has witnessed similar incidents should contact the Kingsport Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at (423) 229-9429.

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