A 25 year old Woodbury man, who apparently tried to outrun the law in a pursuit, wrecked his automobile Saturday morning on Highway 56 in DeKalb County.
Richard Bogle has been charged by the Tennessee Highway Patrol with driving under the influence and cited for failure to exercise due care, violation of the financial responsibility law, and violation of the registration law.
Trooper Adam Cothorn of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the 2010 GMC Terrain went off the right side of the road, and rolled several times, knocking over a 45 miles per hour speed zone sign. The vehicle came to rest upright off the highway.
Warren County authorities were reportedly in pursuit of Bogle prior to the crash but had terminated the chase at the county line.
According to Trooper Cothorn, speed was a factor in the wreck. Though not seriously injured, Bogle was treated at the scene by DeKalb EMS. He was placed in custody and taken to the jail for booking. He did submit to a blood/alcohol test.
Warrants against Bogle are reportedly pending in Warren County.
Members of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Smithville Police Department, and the DeKalb County Fire Department were on the scene along with DeKalb EMS and the THP.
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