Traffic accident on Highway 81 leads to investigation of domestic assault

From Staff Reports

   A traffic accident that occurred yesterday around noon on U.S. Highway 81 North resulted in aggravated domestic assault and reckless endangerment charges being placed on a 46-year-old male.
   According to Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal, deputies responded to a single vehicle accident with injuries on U.S. Highway 81 near the Highway 93 exit. Officers discovered the accident occurred due to a physical altercation that occurred inside the vehicle between the driver and a passenger.
   A female subject and two children were transported by emergency personnel to the Holston Valley Hospital for treatment. The female was treated for injuries she sustained in the wreck and the assault.
   The driver, David J. Triantas, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and three counts of reckless endangerment.
   An investigation into the accident is continuing.