Robinette case goes to grand jury

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By Damon Lawrence

The drunk driving case of Steven Robinette, a former candidate for Roane County property assessor, was bound over to the grand jury Monday.
Kingston police charged Robinette with DUI and violation of the implied consent law last November. Officer Jerry Singleton said Robinette performed poorly on sobriety tests and refused to take a Breathalyzer test.
With the case now bound over, Robinette could face a possible indictment by the Roane County grand jury. The grand jury is scheduled to meet on June 17.   
Robinette ran for property assessor in 2008 as an Independent and in 2012 as a Republican.
The first time he lost to Teresa Kirkham.
He finished third in last year’s race behind Kirkham and winner David Morgan.