William Blakely, former Vice-Mayor of Mount Carmel, Tennessee, was accused in court yesterday of having a long-running streak of reckless driving incidents that stem from a penchant for sticking his genitals out of the window and masturbating in the direction of passing female motorists.
Three women appeared in a Kingsport court yesterday to submit testimony about their personal interactions with Blakely.
"At over 90 miles per hour, he had his penis out [the window]. He was masturbating," said one victim. "[A]nd that's when it got really, really bad."
All three testimonies followed a similar pattern: Blakely would wave and honk at the female driver in an attempt to get her attention, then he would expose his chest and ask her to "please, please" do the same.
According to Detective Terry Christian, it was thanks to one of the three women who wrote his license plate number down that Blakely was finally being brought to justice after years of harassment.
Per Christian, over the course of "three or four years," his department received "dozens of phone calls" from victims aged 16 to 65.
Blakely has been charged with indecent exposure, reckless endangerment, and attempt to commit aggravated assault.
A Grand Jury court date, where additional cases involving Blakely will be presented, has been scheduled for June 14th.