With the torrential rain over the past weekend, you would have thought illegal activities would have been down. Wrong! Driving on revoked, DUI, using marijuana while driving--no the rain didn't slow these actions.
Shortly after 11:00 o'clock last Friday (2/22/2019) night, Murfreesboro Police responded to an auto crash with injury. The first unit on-the-scene at South Rutherford Boulevard, near Lismore saw only one vehicle. The officer then asked the only driver at the scene for his license, so that he could start the "accident report". At that point, Henry Frazier responded that he did not have one. Dispatch ran a check and learned that the male was revoked due to insurance reasons, and there was also an active warrant for his arrest. The 63-year old man was then booked in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. (Case #19-0003861)
About a half-hour later, police were dispatched to the intersection of Rutherford Boulevard and Lascassas Pike to work a one-vehicle crash involving a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. The driver was waiting patiently for the officers to arrive. Officer Woodard immediately notice red eyes, slurred speech and the smell of intoxicants. The police report was not clear on the name of the person, but he was arrested on DUI charges and a sample of his blood was taken after being booked at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. (Case #19-0003864)
Shortly before 3:00 o'clock early this past Saturday morningh (2/23/2019), Murfreesboro Police made a traffic stop on a 4-door Nissan at the Old Fort Parkway and Agri-Park Drive. Police became suspicious when the vehicle remained stopped during a green light. The investigating officer spoke to the driver and notice a smell of marijuana. When asked, the driver admitted to marijuana being in the center console. That is a probable cause for a search, and 5.5 grams of marijuana was found, along with another gram under the front seat, and a glass pipe with residue. The 44-year old Smyrna man was cited. (Case #19-0003881)
Those are only a few of the actions made by area residents during the period of heavy rain that brought streams out of their banks. You never can second guess what impact the climate has on criminal activities. Evidently, none.