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Distracted Driver Crashes into Mt. Juliet Police Department SUV

November 10, 2019

MT. JULIET, TN – According to an online news report at, four police officers that were conducting an investigation of a three-vehicle accident involving an impaired driver in Interstate 40 were able to avoid injury within moments after a Mt. Juliet Police Department SUV was struck by a distracted driver.  The impaired driver, who was detained in the back of the patrol SUV, sustained injuries in the crash.*

Officers were dispatched to Interstate 40 East close to mile marker 228 to conduct an investigation of a three-vehicle accident in the early morning hours. One of the individuals involved in the accident was determined by police to be driving on a revoked driver’s license and was suspected of being impaired. As a result, the man was placed in the back of the patrol SUV.

Soon thereafter, a driver, who failed to see the numerous patrol vehicles, struck one of the patrol SUVs and launched it within a few feet of the officers and another patrol car.  The driver of this vehicle is suspected of being distracted behind the wheel.  “Motorists must always pay attention while driving. There are many distractions to a driver, but eyes must have a focus on the road ahead,” said the chief of the Mt. Juliet Police Department.  

The suspect who was detained in the patrol SUV is a 59-year-old from Nashville, Tennessee, per the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP).  The THP is currently conducting an investigation of the crash.   The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

The distracted driver is a 43-year-old man from Lebanon, Tennessee.  He was also transported to an area hospital due to the injuries he sustained in the crash. He is being charged with the failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

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