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Wrong way driver hit with charges
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A man caught going the wrong way down Morford Street, running cars off the road along the way, has been hit with charges.
The driver, Freddie Jackson, 22, of Nolensville has been charged with reckless endangerment and evading arrest.
He is charged after McMinnville police officer Bobby Anderson noticed his 2011 Volkswagen Jetta traveling the wrong way down Morford Street.
“He crossed North Chancery Street, almost hitting another vehicle,” Anderson recalled, noting he turned on his lights and siren trying to stop the suspect. “He did not stop. Several more vehicles had to take evasive action to avoid being hit head-on.”
With the Jetta not stopping and still heading into oncoming traffic, Anderson took action to stop the vehicle.
“I passed the Jetta and blocked the road, effecting a traffic stop,” Anderson said.
Anderson said the man passed all the field sobriety tests administered. Police often stop people, especially out-of-towners, who are lost and going the wrong way in downtown McMinnville without issuing a ticket. Anderson says Jackson’s refusal to pull over is what led to charges against him.