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Tennessee Congressman’s Son Accused of Shooting at a Beer Truck


It’s a been a bad week for beer truck delivery drivers.  Yesterday, we posted an article about a beer delivery driver who was struck by a pickup, and today we learned that a beer truck  was shot at in Tennessee.

According to multiple news sources, a Tennessee congressman’s son is accused of firing a shogun at a beer truck.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Friday at a Kountry Korner Market in Rutherford County.

Matthew Payton Sparks, 22, allegedly approached a beer truck and fired a shot into the trailer.  Sparks then allegedly walked to his vehicle, got in, and drove away.

Shortly after the incident, Sparks was pulled over by police, arrested and issued a DUI.  After the arrest, deputies determined Sparks was a suspect in the beer truck shooting incident.

Sparks is the son of Tennessee Representative Mike Sparks.

Sparks was charged with “DUI second offense and violation of the implied consent law, according to an arrest report filed by SPD Officer Kenneth Harless,” the Tennessean reported. He has also been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of vandalism.

He is scheduled to appear in court on June 25.



Washington Times



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