Police observed a vehicle with Ohio tags driving down the wrong lane of traffic on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro early Thursday morning. Officers caught up to the driver who decided to throw the car into reverse and back up to the closest intersection to make the turn into the correct lane of travel. The 60-year old driver then drove through the intersection he backed into and ran a red light, according to the police report that WGNS obtained. The arresting officer quietly pulled in behind the man and followed a short distance before making a traffic stop in the area of Panera Bread.
Forrest K. Wade of Murfreesboro was evidently unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol when he got out of the vehicle he was driving. Wade was quickly charged with his 3rd DUI and placed in the back seat of the patrol car.
Upon police doing what is called an “inventory” of Wade’s vehicle, officers found a hard white substance that was wrapped in a plastic bag. The substance apparently looked like crack cocaine, thus the felony charge of “Possession of a Schedule II drug” was filed. Wade was also charged with driving on a revoked license in addition to DUI number 3.
Wade remains behind bars under a $28,500 bond. No word on why the vehicle he was driving had Ohio plates?
MPD Arrest Report #14-13925
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office