|A 23-year-old woman who police say fled the scene of an accident Sunday morning is facing multiple charges for allegedly driving while under the influence of various substances.
Authorities allege Murfreesboro resident Amanda S. Woodward, who was not injured in the incident, left the scene of a crash that occurred near the intersection of Old Fort Parkway and Cason Lane, only to be apprehended a short time later in the 1600 block of Battleground Drive.
She has since been charged with driving under the influence, possession of a Schedule IV substance, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, and violation of the implied consent law in connection with the incident.
“At approximately 2:36 a.m., I responded to Haven Wood Apartments where Sgt. (Bryan) Anderson was out with a vehicle that had just been involved in a property damage crash on Old Fort Parkway,” Officer Jason Higgins reported in a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
Higgins reported the condition of her vehicle “was consistent with the crash, and it had fresh damage and paint transfer,” at which point officers continued the investigation given her condition.
“I noticed Woodward had bloodshot eyes and an odor of an intoxicant about her person, and she seemed lethargic and was unsteady on her feet,” Higgins reported, adding Woodward was unable to complete field sobriety tests when asked to do so.
Once in custody, Woodward reportedly refused to submit to a blood alcohol test prior to being transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
As she was being booked into the Rutherford County jail, Higgins reported officers found a Xanax in an empty cigarette pack that was inside of her purse, noting Woodward “had stated earlier that she was not taking any medications” at the time of the crash.
Woodward has since been released on a $3,500 bond while she awaits a preliminary hearing in the case, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.