A 22-year-old woman is facing serious charges in connection with an injury crash on New Year’s Eve near the intersection of West Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
Brittany D. Fitzgerald, of Lascassas, was arrested soon after she allegedly fled the scene of the traffic accident, which occurred just before 7 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Northfield Boulevard, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
She has since been charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash, failure to report a crash, resisting arrest, possession of Schedule II substance, and violation of the implied consent law.
“Before my arrival, I was advised that the female had fled on foot,” Officer Andrew Graves reported. “I made contact with the witness who stated that the female ran toward Hamilton Drive, and I made a patrol check of the area with no contact.”
Officer Jared Bouisseau also responded to the area and conducted a search, at which point he located Fitzgerald. Both then returned to the scene of the crash to speak with Graves.
“I questioned Fitzgerald about the crash,” Graves reported. “She stated that she was not driving the car … she was the passenger.”
The witness, however, identified Fitzgerald as the driver of the vehicle.
“Once I stated that she would be going to jail, she became very agitated and upset,” Graves reported. “It was at this point Fitzgerald started to resist.”
Police were eventually able to get her into a patrol car and take her to Middle Tennessee Medical Center for an evaluation. While she was being examined, police conducted a routine search of the car and found prescription medication that did not belong to her, Graves reported.
After being medically cleared, Fitzgerald was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where she refused to allow a blood alcohol test.
Due to the number of charges, Fitzgerald was charged accordingly and held on a $20,500 bond.
She is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in the case Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.
By: postlooker22 on 1/5/13
The first time I read it I thought it said tragic accident. Good thing no one died, I assume, but I would like to see a statistic on how many people they charged with dui Mon-Tues.