A 55-year old Grange Place man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on his fourth DUI after being charged with speeding away from a crash involving a man on a bicycle. Officer Hayley Alden was alerted to the situation by a passerby while getting gas at the West Main Street city pumps. The officer observed a man on a bike at West Main and Bridge. After discovering he didn't need emergency medical attention, the officer pursued the maroon truck allegedly involved in the crash.
Alden spotted the vehicle at the red light at the Battle Avenue and Old Fort Parkway intersection and pulled over James Glenn Woodward at the Old Fort Parkway and Golf Lane intersection. Alden made contact with the suspect from the passenger side and he exited the vehicle. That's when the officer noticed the suspect only wearing socks and no shoes. Alden reports he also had a strong odor of alcohol and slurred speech. He consented to a field sobriety test, which he failed and was placed under arrest.
The officer also noticed and photographed a long dent and scrape on the driver's side front fender of the vehicle. While being taken to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, it was discovered Woodward had three prior DUI's. After refusing a blood draw, a warrant was obtained.
Woodward was charged with his fourth DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and violation of the implied consent law. He will face those charges December 3rd. Bond was set at $7,500.
SOURCE: MPD Arrest Report #15-17253