02/21/2012

More than 100 cases dropped after cop's firing

Was terminated for driving past fatal MVC last year

By Matt Lakin
News Sentinel

KNOXVILLE — A hundred-plus drivers can tear up their court papers and walk away, courtesy of the ex-Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper fired for driving past a fiery wreck last year.

Knox County prosecutors dropped charges Friday in all cases handled by Charles Van Morgan, a veteran trooper who routinely logged the most drunkendriving arrests in the Knoxville district for years.

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