|A 20-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly trying to flee Saturday from an off-duty police officer who spotted him driving erratically near his home on Plymouth Court in Murfreesboro.
Zachary M. Crooks has since been charged with driving under the influence, underage consumption, resisting arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
“I was dispatched to assist Officer (Reginal) Primas, who was off duty, following a suspected DUI offender,” Officer Daniel McCollum reported. “I made contact with Primas and (Crooks), who was resisting and trying to get away.”
After helping Primas gain control of him, McCollum placed handcuffs on Crooks and advised he was under arrest.
“I walked him to my patrol car, where he refused to get in,” McCollum reported. “I had to assist him into the car.”
When asked to explain his side of the story, Crooks first told McCollum he had just left work in Smyrna and was tired. Crooks added he initially resisted because he did not believe Primas was a police officer.
“I asked Crooks why he continued to resist me in placing him into a marked patrol car, and he stated he did not know,” McCollum reported, adding Crooks was then asked to complete field sobriety tests, which he failed.
During a routine search of the vehicle, officers found a pipe with marijuana residue inside the center console, he reported.
Crooks was then transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on a $3,500 bond, and charged accordingly.
He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on the charges Thursday, Dec. 13, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.