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Crash alert: Woman indicted in crash that killed Brentwood police officer

by Ponce Law | November 12th, 2020

BRENTWOOD, TN – A woman has been indicted in connection with a crash that killed a Brentwood police officer, according to a report by the Tennessean.

This is an update to a previous story.

24-year-old Ashley Kroese is facing charges stemming from the death of Officer Destin Legieza June 18. Authorities say Kroese was driving a Jeep Liberty that crossed the center line on Franklin Road at about 4:30 a.m. and struck Legieza’s vehicle in front of Turner Farm and Brentwood Market.  Legieza, who had been heading back to his precinct after an overnight shift, was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Police presented evidence showing that Kroese’s blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was double the legal limit. She has now been indicted by a Williamson County grand jury on numerous charges, including vehicular homicide driver intoxication and aggravated assault.

Kroese, of Thompson’s Station, has been out on a $750,000 bond since the fatal accident. She will be arraigned on the indictment Nov. 25. Prosecutors say she would face an eight to 12 years sentence on the vehicular homicide charge if convicted.

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Crash alert: Driver facing charges after head-on collision on Bell Road

by Ponce Law | October 7th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – According to Fox 17 Nashville, a driver was arrested and is facing charges following a head-on collision in Nashville Saturday night.

Police said 31-year-old Francisco Nuffio was driving a pickup truck on Bell Road near Rice Road at about 10 p.m. when he crossed over the double-yellow line. The pickup crashed into a Nissan Versa and the Nissan driver had to be rescued from the vehicle by first responders.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with injuries that were described as life-threatening.

Nuffio was charged with vehicular assault. Police said he smelled of alcohol at the scene of the crash and had difficulty standing.

The Metro Nashville Police Department Crime Laboratory tested a blood sample that was taken from Nuffio for alcohol and drug content.

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Crash alert: Driver arrested for DUI following death of pedestrian in Nashville

by Ponce Law | September 28th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A man suspected of driving drunk was arrested following the death of a pedestrian in Nashville over the weekend, according to WSMV.

61-year-old Gary Schutt was fatally struck by a Toyota pickup truck near the 2800 block of Dickerson Pike at about 2:25 p.m. Saturday. The driver of the pickup was identified as 67-year-old Ronald Waller.

Police said Waller showed signs of being impaired while performing standardized field sobriety tests after the accident and was subsequently arrested for 2nd offense DUI. Waller told police that the pedestrian had stepped into the road from the right shoulder just before the crash occurred.

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Organizations Working to Prevent Drunk Driving Accidents on New Year’s Eve

by Staff Blogger | December 30th, 2013

December 30, 2013

Drunken driving is a major problem today along the highways running throughout the state of Tennessee. In fact, data indicates a total of 975 people have died this year alone as a result of Tennessee Drunk Driving Accidents. This number has prompted many citizens to become concerned for safety with the coming of New Year’s Eve.

An article published in the Cleveland Daily Banner stated the Tennessee Highway Patrol is working tirelessly to take drunk drivers off the road this holiday season with increased patrols throughout the state and “No Refusal” programs. The state’s “No Refusal” law, which went into effect in July 2012, allows troopers to obtain search warrants from judges for blood samples from drivers who are suspected of being intoxicated while behind the wheel. Saturation patrols will also be utilized to pinpoint and stop motorists who are suspected of driving drunk.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it is also working to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving by partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in their campaign to wear red ribbons.

The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates recognize the dangers drunken driving can pose and are hopeful the efforts being made throughout the state are successful in keeping motorists safe this holiday season!