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Thu May 27, 2021, 02:09 PM

Tennessee woman arrested for speeding through COVID-19 vaccination tent in protest, authorities say

Source: ABC News

The woman allegedly yelled "no vaccine" as she drove through the tent.

ByMorgan Winsor
May 27, 2021, 9:35 AM
• 4 min read

A Tennessee woman was arrested this week after authorities say she drove her SUV through a COVID-19 vaccination tent, nearly hitting several people while yelling "no vaccine."

Virginia Christine Lewis Brown, 36, of Greenback, has been charged with seven felony counts of reckless endangerment. She was released on bonds totalling $21,000 and has an initial court appearance set for June 7, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office. It was unclear whether she had obtained an attorney who could speak on her behalf.

The incident in question occurred Monday morning at a COVID-19 vaccination tent set up in the parking lot of the Foothills Mall in Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville. According to an incident report, two deputies from the Blount County Sheriff's Office said they were at the location when they saw a blue Chrysler SUV speed through a cone course, past the check-in area and then through the tent, where several health workers and National Guard personnel were preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccines. The vehicle did not stop and was traveling at a "high rate of speed," deputies wrote in the incident report.

"I have worked at this location multiple times over the past few months and the area is clearly marked with signs and cones to advise the public of the event," one deputy wrote. "The driving behavior of Ms. Brown, as she approached the tent and exited the tent towards the waiting area, caught my attention due to how quickly the vehicle was traveling through the area."



PHOTO: Virginia Christine Lewis Brown, of Greenback, Tenn., is pictured in this booking photo on May 24, 2021.
Blount County Sheriff's Office




Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/tennessee-woman-arrested-speeding-covid-19-vaccination-tent/story?id=77937352

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Reply Tennessee woman arrested for speeding through COVID-19 vaccination tent in protest, authorities say (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 2021 OP
Moostache May 2021 #1
50 Shades Of Blue May 2021 #2
unweird May 2021 #3
paleotn May 2021 #30
muriel_volestrangler May 2021 #4
Aldemelod May 2021 #5
Chainfire May 2021 #9
Chrysanthemum May 2021 #38
KS Toronado May 2021 #21
Rebl2 May 2021 #33
BootinUp May 2021 #6
Chainfire May 2021 #11
BootinUp May 2021 #12
Chainfire May 2021 #7
FlyingPiggy May 2021 #8
Chainfire May 2021 #10
FlyingPiggy May 2021 #14
Chainfire May 2021 #16
OldBaldy1701E May 2021 #40
OnlinePoker May 2021 #29
ShazzieB May 2021 #34
mpcamb May 2021 #13
Jetheels May 2021 #15
hamsterjill May 2021 #31
irisblue May 2021 #17
Shrike47 May 2021 #18
TNNurse May 2021 #19
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Ingersollman May 2021 #42
Mawspam2 May 2021 #20
flying_wahini May 2021 #22
ChubbyStar May 2021 #23
Paladin May 2021 #24
Roc2020 May 2021 #25
bucolic_frolic May 2021 #26
Jetheels May 2021 #27
OldBaldy1701E May 2021 #41
HUAJIAO May 2021 #28
Turbineguy May 2021 #32
Joinfortmill May 2021 #35
McKim May 2021 #36
keithbvadu2 May 2021 #37
keithbvadu2 May 2021 #39

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:20 PM

1. That tear in her mugshot would be delicious...if she weren't endangering others.

As it is, I hope they throw the book at her and put her in an isolation cell for 23 hours a day for a very long time.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:30 PM

2. Breaking News: TN to make driving through vaccine tents legal

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #2)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:34 PM

3. Don't give them ideas

They’re bound to come up with something equally insane on their own.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #2)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:34 PM

30. Wouldn't be surprising.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:37 PM

4. I hope the courts have the ability to take away her driving license for life

That's not someone who can be trusted in charge of a dangerous machine. And forbid her owning guns for life too.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:40 PM

5. Seven counts of attempted vehicular assault

Class D felony. That's 2-12 years in prison and a $5000 fine per count.That's money she won't be able to spend on the Trump Crime Family Syndicate.

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Response to Aldemelod (Reply #5)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:57 PM

9. And, best of all

A felony conviction to hang around her neck like an albatross. No guns, no good jobs, just another sleazy ex-con. I hope it was worth it for her moment in the spotlight.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #9)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:18 PM

38. And there's one more thing she loses

She's going to lose her right to VOTE.

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Response to Aldemelod (Reply #5)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:58 PM

21. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Aldemelod (Reply #5)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:57 PM

33. Should be seven counts

of attempted murder.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:53 PM

6. A real beaut there. /SARCASM

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #6)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:00 PM

11. The ugliest part of her you can't see.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #11)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:01 PM

12. Yes

Exactly.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:54 PM

7. Typical Republican. It is not enough for them to not get the vaccine

they don't want anyone else to be able to get it either. Control, it is all about controlling others.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:54 PM

8. I don't understand why someone else getting a covid vax would elicit so much anger.

WTF is going on with these people?

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Response to FlyingPiggy (Reply #8)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:58 PM

10. It is simple

A significant minority of the population is crazy; mean and crazy.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #10)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:08 PM

14. sadly.....how did we even get here?

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Response to FlyingPiggy (Reply #14)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:17 PM

16. I don't think that that is very complicated either

Decades of propaganda telling people that other people are responsible for their miserable lives. Intentional destruction of the morale of people by talk radio that grew into hate TV and made every hater a newscaster on the world wide web.

Why did it happen? Look to see who benefitted from it. The wealthy have been very busy keeping people distracted while they looted the country, and the really cool thing about it is that they have been able to blame it on the liberals! (Socialists of course)

The right silently stole the bullshit meters from a significant part of the country.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #16)

Fri May 28, 2021, 07:59 AM

40. The propaganda is doubly responsible

In that it also brainwashed people to believe that they were the greatest thing since sliced bread. That they and theirs were always right and if anyone did anything but bow to their genius those peons should be removed from society in any way possible. This propaganda also included the delusion that losing in any way is not an option. This includes any kind of compromise, as giving any ground is also a loss to these idiots. When you build your pomposity on lies, this is what you get.

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Response to FlyingPiggy (Reply #8)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:26 PM

29. It's the same as anti-maskers.

If I want to wear a mask and continue after the all clear has been given, what business is it of anybody else.

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Response to FlyingPiggy (Reply #8)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:14 PM

34. I wonder...

There's a conspiracy theory that's been making the rounds about vaccinated people emitting something that messes with women's reproductive systems. Here's an article about it: https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-covid19vaccine-reproductivepro-idUSL1N2MG256

She's in the demographic (women of childbearing age) that would be affected IF that was actually a thing. If she was crazy enough to drive through a tent where people are getting vaccinated, she'd probably be crazy enough to believe something that outlandish. Someone in that frame of mind could see others getting vaccinated as a personal threat to their own well-being.

NOT saying that would be an excuse for her behavior! (There is NO excuse for what she did. But it's one possible explanation of what might have motivated her.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:03 PM

13. Not sure how this represents a 'protest'. Crime, hate crime, lunacy...

Must be a better description somewhere.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:10 PM

15. How is this not attempted murder?

And they set her free, on bond? Wtf.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:24 PM

17. local paper

---https://www.wate.com/news/top-stories/woman-charged-with-endangering-workers-at-maryville-vaccine-site/


snip--Virginia Christine Lewis Brown, 36, is facing seven counts of felony reckless endangerment.

this seems an undercharge

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Response to irisblue (Reply #17)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:29 PM

18. How about attempted murder? Or at least assault. If they were cops, that would be the charge.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:42 PM

19. Oh, crap, I hate when local news goes national.

Yes, this happened where I live. There are others here who believe this crap. We live out in the country there are 2024 flags around, not as many old signs as there were.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #19)

Fri May 28, 2021, 09:27 AM

42. I

live around there as well. The crazy is all around us.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:51 PM

20. Why didn't they at least impound her car?

Being released on bond is some real 'White Privilege"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 04:15 PM

22. Can't wait to hear her excuse when she gets in front of the Judge.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #22)

Thu May 27, 2021, 04:37 PM

23. Your Honor I thought the circus was in town

And I was auditioning my clown car.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 04:55 PM

24. I blame trump for this kind of shit.

He managed to turn a frighteningly large portion of the U.S. population into democracy-hating, homicide-prone lunatics.

I'm profoundly grateful that this sick woman didn't kill anybody. We won't be that lucky in the future.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:02 PM

25. You don't want the vaccine OK

why bother folks who do? Common sense really IS NOT common. Wow lady. What a stupid way to rack up felonies

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:09 PM

26. Did she say God told her to do this yet?

Just asking because their anger becomes visions and their visions become certainty and their certainty becomes action.

Then they say they didn't do it, someone else did, or God told them to do it.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #26)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:16 PM

27. She worship satan. Also known as Florida/ former guy.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #26)

Fri May 28, 2021, 08:07 AM

41. Thank the nineties

The 1980s were the It's all about me!' decade. The 1990s were the 'It's not me!' decade. It was so entertaining to watch all the greed of the 80s suddenly act like they had nothing to do with the ongoing collapse of the public contract. "I got mine!" is the law of the land these days. Play, avoid it, or get run over. (BTW, avoiding it is becoming all but impossible, and playing is getting more and more difficult. So, we are really left with one choice aren't we? Which begs the next question I have: Why are we still operating as if these are the only options? Because everything I see says that is exactly what we are doing... following their rules only.)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:17 PM

28. All I can say is--



Just because, what else can I say..??

Not even-
because it's no surprise, nothing new on planet USA...
There are no words...

really glad nobody was hurt...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:50 PM

32. There are times in trumpoma when

being an idiot is simply not enough.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:35 PM

35. Seems she was using her car as a weapon.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:36 PM

36. This is so sad!!!!

This is so sad. While I loathe what she did and hope she gets her just desserts in court, I also feel sorry for her and so many like her. She has been led to hate and is lashing out, acting out against forces that she has been led to believe have probably ruined her life. Many working people in this country blame Democrats for their low wages, lack of benefits and lack of educational and economic opportunities. She has been lied to and bambozzled by FOX News and probably by her church. What are we going to do with these brainwashed pathetic people who are screwing themselves over by voting Republican? I think we had better be thinking of some good answers.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:47 PM

37. If she thinks that vandalism and destruction are okay for activities you disapprove of, then she wou

If she thinks that vandalism and destruction are okay for activities you disapprove of, then she would surely approve someone slashing her tires because they disapprove of her driving.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #37)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:27 PM

39. Her logic. Not mine.

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