At WGNS, we aim to keep our listeners up to date on local issues that may otherwise go unnoticed in our community. One of the stories we concentrate on deals with habitual motor offenders and the fact that Tennessee laws fail to address some of these issues. We have reported on past arrests involving motorist who have received six DUI’s or more. We have also reported on residents who have had ten or more “Driving on a Revoked” License charges.
In this most recent story, we found out that one Murfreesboro resident has been charged for the sixth time with the charge of “Driving on a Revoked” License. Derek Sherman Stanley was pulled over on Highway 96 after Officer Brown noticed what appeared to be a “Suspicious Vehicle” at 7:30 in the morning on Tuesday.
Upon questioning Stanley, police realized he did not have a valid license. A National Crime and Information Center database search showed that Stanley had five prior “Driving on a Revoked” License charges on his record and should not have been behind the wheel on Tuesday. To make matters worse, the car was unregistered and displaying an incorrect tag. Police also say the suspect could not show proof of insurance. The 29-year old was placed in cuffs and taken to jail. He will appear in court this February.
As far as the unregistered car goes… it was turned over to a friend who reportedly drove it away.
MPD Arrest #13-23022
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office