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Police Arrest Georgia Driver After Vehicle Crash in Paris, Tennessee

April 24, 2019

PARIS, TN. – According to a news report published online at, police officers arrested a driver from Georgia after a vehicle crash that injured one person in Paris, Tennessee. Officers believed the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident and said he attempted to flee the scene on foot.*

The vehicle accident took place in the late evening on April 19 on Memorial Drive in Paris. The Paris Police Department and The Paris Post-Intelligencer report that at about 9:40 p.m. that day, officers received a call about a reckless driving situation involving a 1995 Ford Windstar minivan. Officers began responding to the area when they received another call that the Ford had crashed into another vehicle. 

They arrived at the scene located by East Wood Street and Volunteer Drive and found that the Ford had collided with a 1992 GMC van. The driver of the GMC reportedly told police that the Ford driver hit him head-on as he was trying to turn left. The driver of the Ford left the scene on foot. 

The Paris Post-Intelligencer reports that a passenger in the GMC, a 58-year-old woman from Paris, was injured and transported to Henry County Medical Center for treatment. The report says she was then transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The driver of the GMC was not injured, according to the report. 

Officers located the suspected Ford driver and questioned him. He reportedly told police he had consumed several beers and did not remember the crash. He was identified as a 36-year-old man from Dalton, Georgia. The Paris Post-Intelligencer reports that he was charged with driving under the influence, vehicular assault, and leaving the scene of an accident, among other charges. 

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