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Synthetic Drugs Contribute to Vehicle Crashing into a Residence

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On November 12th, 2011, around 9:00pm, officers were called to the scene of a vehicle crash at 425 Greenwood Avenue in which a 97 GMC Jimmy crashed into the front of the building. When officers arrived on scene, the 17 year old driver and 18 year old passenger were inside of the vehicle and unresponsive.

The doors were locked, so the officers banged on the windows in an effort to gain a response from the occupants. Officers did see the driver open his eyes, but then closed them and made no effort to open the vehicle door.

97 GMC Jimmy crashed into a building on Greenwood Avenue. (Photo by CPD Officer-Tom Tranberg)
97 GMC Jimmy crashed into a building on Greenwood Avenue. (Photo by CPD Officer-Tom Tranberg)

While the officers were trying to get into the locked vehicle, it caught on fire. Officer Christina Harris used her baton to break out the driver side window, which woke the occupants up and enabled the officers to move them to safety. Officers extinguished the fire with portable extinguishers.

When questioned about the crash, the 17 year old driver told Officer Harris that he and the passenger purchased Pyara (Synthetic drug) from an Oak Grove, KY store and that he was “high” and “stoned”. Both were transported to Gateway Medical Center for minor injuries and the juvenile was cited for DUI.

97 GMC Jimmy crashed into a building on Greenwood Avenue. (Photo by CPD Officer-Tom Tranberg)
97 GMC Jimmy crashed into a building on Greenwood Avenue. (Photo by CPD Officer-Tom Tranberg)
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