Impaired Driver Leads Officers on Short, Low-speed Pursuit in Crashed, Stolen Car

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – An impaired driver remains in jail after leading police on a short, low-speed pursuit in a crashed, stolen car. On Thursday, April 12, 2018 around 6:15 p.m. officers were summoned to the area of Golden Bear Gateway near Interstate 40 to be on the lookout for a crashed car that was doing circles in the middle of the roadway. Officers arrived to find a car with significant windshield damage, occupied by an adult man, travelling slowly down Golden Bear Gateway.

Officers attempted to stop the car, but the man continued to drive about a mile before deciding to pull over for the officers. After taking the driver, identified as 36-year-old Eric Moore of Cookeville, into custody, officers located possible methamphetamine in his possession. Further investigation revealed Moore was in possession of a car stolen out of Putnam county and driving on a revoked driver’s license as an habitual offender. He also exhibited signs of impairment.

Eric Moore, 36, of Cookeville

Moore was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Driving on Revoked – Habitual Offender, Unlawful Possession of a Schedule I Drug (methamphetamine), Theft of Property, Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Resisting Arrest, and Driving Under the Influence.