Ex-police officer Don Wiser charged with falsifying driving school records

KNOXVILLE — Authorities arrested retired Knoxville police investigator Don Wiser on three counts of fabricating evidence and falsifying documents in connection with a driving school he operated in Halls.

Wiser was booked at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday into the Knox County Sheriff’s Detention Facility, according to Knox County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Hillary Coward. He was released at 1:32 a.m. today after posting a $1,000 bond.

Wiser was indicted by a grand jury under the law regarding tampering and fabricating evidence. The law is a class C felony that carries punishment of 3-6 years imprisonment upon conviction. He faces one count of that charge.

The indictment also alleges Wiser falsified documents of an institute of education twice between March 17 and April 14. Those charges are misdemeanors.



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