A 26-year-old man from Tennessee with being charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly hit a homeless man and continued on driving. Tekleab Bekuretsion was driving along Lafayette Street early one Tuesday morning in July when he struck 35-year-old Timothy Brito. Apparently, he was unaware that he had been involved in an accident which is why he claims he didn’t stop. Police later found Brito lying in the road near First Avenue South.
According to Fox 17 News, Brito had been “carried more than 500 yards before falling to the pavement near I-40.” Medics transported him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition. When police caught up with Bekuretsion along Murfreesboro Pike at Kermit Drive, they said he appeared to be drunk. Police noticed his vehicle had fresh blood on it and that it clearly showed signs of being involved in a wreck. He was also driving with his headlights off. But, according to Bekuretsion, he was unaware that any accident had occurred.
Bekuretsion was detained by police and his bond was set at $4,500. He has since been released from jail and will likely be back in court to find out if he is being convicted of the charges. In the meantime, it would be in his best interest to hire a Nashville, TN DUI defense attorney to provide him with the legal representation that he is going to need as he was suspected of driving drunk, injured a pedestrian, and then fled the scene of an accident. As for Brito, he may want to consider speaking with a drunk driving accident lawyer in Nashville, TN as he may be entitled to compensation for the severe injuries he sustained.
Nashville Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide After Causing a Multiple-Vehicle Accident
Another DUI arrest was made in Nashville back in July involving a man who was suspected of driving drunk and on a suspended license. According to police, 39-year-old Brandon Mackay was driving his Ford F-150 down Bell Road when he struck a Honda CRV. The impact of the crash caused the driver of the Honda to lose control and then crashed into a concrete wall. The Honda then collided into an oncoming Ford Expedition SUV. Mackay’sFord “then crossed into the opposite lane and hit a sidewalk and fencing.”
Fox 17 News reported that the driver of the Honda, who police identified as Lisa Stewart, 49, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she later passed away. As for Mackay, police claimed he showed signs of being impaired and were able to have a blood sample taken after filing a court order for it. Thankfully, no one inside the Expedition suffered any injuries.
Mackay was charged with vehicular homicide and was being held on a $250,750 bond. He had at least one DUI conviction from 2007 and was allegedly driving on a suspended license.
Drunk driving accidents are responsible for claiming approximately 29 lives each day and injuring thousands of others nationwide [Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. And if you lost someone you love to a DUI accident in Nashville and are looking to seek justice for your loss, contact the Law Office of George R. Fusner, Jr.to get in touch with a reputable drunk driving accident lawyer. Attorney George R. Fusner Jr. has been practicing since 1977 and has helped many clients recover the compensation they needed while holding a negligent party accountable for their reckless behavior.
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