It was an unusual evening for police Thursday night… there were two accidents reported involving pedestrians versus cars. In one of the two incidents, an intoxicated man walked out in front of a passing motorist on Sherrill Boulevard. The driver of the car told officers it appeared as if the man deliberately stepped in front of her car.
An incident report shows that the man’s friend ran to his aid and helped him off the hood of the vehicle. The man who was struck by the car then stumbled to a home on Sherrill Boulevard and went inside. Police arrived at the scene and immediately went to that home to find out if the man needed to be transported to the hospital. When no one answered the door, officers crawled in through an open window. They quickly made contact with the subject who appeared to be highly intoxicated or drugged. The man was transported to Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
Police obtained warrants for the arrest of 21-year old Tyler Curtis charging him with disorderly conduct. Officers also recovered marijuana, hash and synthetic cannabis. He therefore faces charges for those drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia as well. After he was released from the hospital he was transported to the Adult Detention Center on the New Salem Highway. Curtis will appear in court on February 26.
In the second case of a car versus a pedestrian, a man’s hand was struck by a passing vehicle. The injuries were not serious and no arrests were made in that case.