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Ashland City Man sets down a Cup of Tea and drives off the Road

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On November 23rd, 2011, around 5:45am, Andrew Upchurch, 28, of Ashland City was driving a 1977 Chevy pickup north on Ashland City road, looked down to set down a cup of tea.

As he reached, he pulled on the steering wheel with the opposite hand and drove off the roadway near Kimsey Drive, hit an old utility pole and continued down an embankment where the vehicle finally came to rest.

A 1977 Chevy pickup went down an embankment off Ashland City road Wednesday morning. (Photo by CPD – Jim Knoll)
A 1977 Chevy pickup went down an embankment off Ashland City road Wednesday morning. (Photo by CPD – Jim Knoll)

Traffic on the bypass was disrupted for a little over an hour.

Andrew Upchurch had minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS.

No charges were filed.

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