Driver charged after pedestrian dies from Nashville collision - WSMV Channel 4


Driver charged after pedestrian dies from Nashville collision

Posted: Updated: April 17, 2014 2:48 PM
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The driver who struck a pedestrian Wednesday night in south Nashville has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication and an implied consent violation, police said.

Police say Carlton Pitts, 59, was walking in the crosswalk at Harding Place and Interstate 24 around 10:30 p.m. when he was fatally struck by a 2000 Toyota Corolla driven by 40-year-old Charles James Farris II, of Murfreesboro.

Police say Farris continued driving about 250 feet with Pitts on the hood of his car before stopping on the I-24 ramp, putting the car in reverse and crashing into the guardrail.

Farris allegedly admitted to drinking a few glasses of wine before getting behind the wheel, police said.

Farris was jailed on a $150,000 bond.

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