On Tuesday, Daniel James Williams age 29 of Murfreesboro was the operator of a vehicle that was involved in a property damage accident on the eastbound side of I-24 near the 100-mile in Coffee County.
In a warrant, Williams is said to have admitted to a Coffee County deputy to injecting oxycodone. While some may not realize, oxycodone is a modified version of the nature-made opium found in plants. When injected, the drug is crushed up and diluted with water. When someone injects the drug, the full effects of it are administered all at once instead of over a 12-hour period as it is meant to. While definitely more intense, this method greatly increases the likelihood that someone will overdose from the drug.
The warrant for Williams also says the man appeared to be under the influence of drugs, as his speech was sluggish, he was unsteady on his feet and he was jittery. The warrant indicates that five field sobriety tests were administered with the subject allegedly performing unsatisfactorily on four of the five tests given. The warrant goes on to say that Williams refused to submit to a blood/alcohol test as well. The Murfreesboro man was also allegedly found to be in possession of six pills believed to be clonazepam, five pills believed to be zolpidem, a used syringe and unused ones as well as a spoon with residue on it.
Daniel James Williams was charged with DUI 2nd offense, violation of implied consent law, possession of schedule III and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was released from the Coffee County Jail after posting a $10,000 bond and has a court date of August, 24.
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