Hermitage musician overdoses behind the wheel, crashes on I-40 East

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45-year-old musician Shannon McClung was charged with driving under the influence and unlawful possession of a controlled substance after he crashed his vehicle on Interstate 40 and it was later revealed that he overdosed on narcotics while behind the wheel.

On May 26th, Officer Groeneweg responded to a car crash on the Hermitage exit ramp of I-40 East. Paramedics were forced to utilize Narcan to awake the driver, who was later identified as Shannon McClung. Per the affidavit, McClung had overdosed on narcotics, law enforcement later discovering a white, powdery substance in his wallet. Upon further questioning at a nearby hospital, McClung claimed the substance to be compressed pain pills.

Shannon McClung (MNPD)
Shannon McClung (MNPD)

McClung confessed to using narcotics and overdosing behind the wheel and “regretted using the drugs due to his previous sobriety.” He then agreed to a blood test. Despite having a previous DUI offense in Arkansas, the charge was over 10 years ago, leaving it outside the period of conviction. The offense counts as McClung’s first in the state.

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Shannon McClung was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was later freed on pre-trial release.


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Hermitage, TN 37076
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Mcclung, Shannon596684205 BONNARIDGE DR
Hermitage, TN 37076
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