NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The Metro Nashville Police Department has charged a man with vehicular homicide by intoxication for a crash that killed his passenger.
Police said 47-year-old was driving intoxicated on Thursday morning around 8 a.m. when he crashed his vehicle on Old Hickory Boulevard in south Nashville,
Pierce crashed his 2001 Honda Accord after crossing a double yellow line, drove into a ditch, then crashed into a fire hydrant and driveway culvert. The vehicle flipped over as a result of the crash.
The wreck killed his 44-year-old passenger, Stacy Anne Weekley. Weekely was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said there was evidence of drug use in the Honda Accord. Police added there were baggies including white powder and rocks consistent with cocaine and tablets.
Police said officers observed that Pierce's pupils were constricted. A search warrant was obtained for a mandatory blood sample from Pierce.
Pierce has a prior DUI conviction and is being held by police on a $1,000,000 bond.