According to a television new report on Tennessee ‘s WJHN, the former vice-mayor of Kingsport has been arrested for driving 90 mph with “his genitals hanging out the window.”
This feat, prodigious in a number of ways, was reportedly witnessed by three women who reported similar details about William Blakely’s alleged behavior, one noting that they had seen him pull up his shirt and expose himself while driving alongside of them.
Personal accounts in Thursday’s testimonies started the same – Blakely allegedly waving to get the drivers’ attention, then escalating to honking and partially crossing over into the drivers [sic] lane.
“Waving, grabbed his shirt, kind of pulled it up,” witness Deanna Dykes said.
“After the waving, it turned into a lot of beeping, him grabbing his chest area, and asking me going ‘please, please’ (clasping hands together) with his hands, may I… show me yours,” witness Kelly Street said.
It got worse than that.
“’At over 90 miles per hour, he had his penis out [the window]… he was masturbating… and that’s when it got really, really bad. I wouldn’t look over any more, and I wrote his tag number down on my hand, which I believe he noticed, and he exited very quickly,’” Street said.”
Certainly that’s an illegal act, but we would have to credit Blakely with considerable dexterity for his alleged act—which also included driving with both hands in a praying gesture—not to mention his driving ability along with that of the witness who was also able drive 90 mph, obtain a pen and write down his license number on her hand while driving alongside his car where he could see her do so, particularly when license plates are placed on the front and rear of cars, even in Tennessee.
We’re not experts on criminal jurisprudence, but base on the report and video snips—always a dangerous proposition—we question whether this is a case that will stand up in court.