The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office responded to several wrecks over the weekend including a fatal motorcycle wreck.
Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Lane reports the fatal motorcycle versus vehicle wreck occurred on Eggners Ferry Road on Friday.
State Police say 50-year old Bennie M. Chesteen of Brighton, Tennessee and 39-year old Cynthia J. Clark-Pesce of Benton were traveling on a motorcycle at the time of the wreck.
State Police say 50-year old Scharla E. Helton of Benton, was traveling in the vehicle. Chesteen was pronounced dead at the scene while Clark-Pesce was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by Air Evac, while Helton was treated and released at Marshall County Hospital.
Meanwhile, two people were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in two separate incidents.
In the first incident, Sheriff’s Deputy William Strader reported that a vehicle was seen driving north on the Purchase Parkway at a high rate of speed and was crossing the center line on numerous occasions.
Upon contact with the subject, Deputy Strader says he noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage with the subject failing a field sobriety test.
As a result of failing the field sobriety tests, Deputy Strader charged 24-year old Keisha N. Collins of Paducah with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence.
In the second incident, Deputy Strader reported that he received a call from dispatch in reference to a vehicle driving off into the water off of Ridge Road and when contact was made, the vehicle was about eight feet into the water.
Deputy Strader says 37-year old Davy Knapps of Gilbertsville admitted to drinking before getting behind the wheel and smelled strongly of alcohol.
Knapps was subsequently charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence.