A 35-year old man by the name of Michael Lee Reynolds (pictured below, right) has been arrested for allegedly fleeing the scene of a very serious injury accident that occurred on Wednesday morning. The wreck happened next to Mitchell Neilson Elementary and Primary Schools on Jones Boulevard at Clark Boulevard around 6:40, Wednesday morning.
Reynolds is accused of running a red light at the intersection near the two schools striking an Infinity that overturned in the crash. The wreck was so serious that the fire department had to literally cut the roof off the victims vehicle to free the victim. After the accident, Reynolds reportedly drove through the grass and into the backyard of a Woodland Street home in what police believe was an effort to flee the scene. Reynolds then drove through a fence and then into the front yard of a second home, crashing into the side of the house.
When police approached the Dodge truck being driven by Reynolds, police say he was unable to drive his truck any further due to the damage caused in the crash. Evidently, he was still behind the wheel of the truck when officers approached the window of the vehicle.
The Murfreesboro Officer who filed the report wrote, "As I approached the vehicle I could smell a strong odor of intoxicant." Shortly after exiting the truck and being cleared by paramedics, Reynolds failed a field sobriety test. Police then checked his driver's license status and found out that he had a prior DUI in 2007.Reynolds then voluntarily stated to an officer that he had been mixing Roxycodones and Xanax with alcohol.
The driver of the overturned Infinity was transported to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Her condition has not been released. As for Reynolds, he was charged with DUI number 2, leaving the scene of an injury accident, driving on a suspended license and vehicular assault. He is currently out of jail after posting bond.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue, Ashley McDonald
Murfreesboro Police Arrest Report #18528
State Crash Report #18528
Roxycodone: Street name is "Roxies" or "Roxy." Roxicodone (Roxycodone) is a narcotic pain reliever.
Xanax: is a benzodiazepine medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.