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.
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.