DUI Charges for I-65 Accident Driver in Williamson County, TN

A man has been arrested under suspicion of impaired driving after a crash that resulted in the closure of part of I-65 in Williamson County, Tennessee, early Monday morning. Officials say the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. close to mile marker 57 on I-65 South, on Feb. 12.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office posted a message on X, also known as Twitter, at 4:23 a.m. on the same day, stating that both lanes of I-65 were shut down near the 57-mile marker near 840.

A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) states that the driver of a 1998 Honda ULX, a 21-year-old Mexican national, was driving southwards when his vehicle struck a concrete barrier. The driver then swerved to the right lane, causing a 2016 Freightliner to kamikaze into the passenger side of his car, as it couldn’t stop in time.

The collision caused the Honda to spin and finally stop in the first and second lanes. Concurrently, the accident provoked the semi-truck to cross the center grass median, hit a guardrail, cross the northbound lanes, and then halt.

THP reported that the 21-year-old driver sustained injuries and was charged with DUI and driving without a license or insurance. The semi-truck driver, a 43-year-old man from Alabama, was not injured in the accident and had his seatbelt on at the time of the crash.

I-65 Northbound and Southbound lanes were blocked off for part of Monday morning as officials cleared the wreckage. No further details were released immediately.

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