Juvenile Charged with Underage Driving While Impaired After Crashing Car, Following Use of Marijuana

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A 17-year-old male has been charged with Underage Driving While Impaired after losing consciousness behind the wheel of a car, crossing 5 lanes of traffic, leaving the roadway, and crashing. On Friday, February 9, 2018 around 11:00 a.m., officers were summoned to the area of N. Mt. Juliet Road and Cross Drive after there was a reported crash with the car down an embankment. Officers arrived to find the driver, a 17-year-old male, who was confused and unaware of his location.

After further investigation, the juvenile admitted to using marijuana moments before the crash. He was transported to the hospital due to his impaired status, and there were no injuries related to the crash impact. He was charged with Underage Driving While Impaired and will be scheduled a court date.