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Former TN Rep. Jim Cobb arrested for DUI

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RHEA COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

Former Tennessee Representative Jim Cobb arrested for DUI and weapons charge Thursday night in Rhea County.

Cobb was arrested after 1:00am and was released from Rhea County jail Friday morning after spending the night there. 

He was driving his truck on U.S. 27 with a broken window, driving in the wrong lane according to the police report obtained by Channel 3.

Cobb left the road, and returned, and was said to slur his speech when stopped by deputies.

Cobb’s had several brushes with law enforcement, including a “belly bump” altercation with Rhea GOP treasurer Gary Drinkard in May, 2015.

READ MORE | Rhea GOP treasurer accuses Cobb of belly-bump

Cobb was indicted in 2012 for allegedly threatening an opponent's campaign worker. 

Cobb was exonerated from the charge when the case went to trial. 

He lost the race to eventual winner Ron Travis by a little more than 100 votes.

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