Just days after finishing his criminal probation sentence and graduating from a year-long faith-based drug rehab program, 25-year-old Joshua Sigafoose celebrated his one-year mark in recovery by being revived with Narcan when he passed out behind the wheel and drove into oncoming traffic. He admitted to having narcotics, marijuana, and liquor in his system at the time of the crash. His passenger was also a friend in recovery.
Metro Nashville Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday near Gallatin Pk. & Walton Lane. They say Joshua Sigafoose, 25, was unconscious behind the wheel of the vehicle, which drove into oncoming traffic, striking at least one other vehicle. After he was revived by first responders using Narcan, he was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where officers continued to speak to him once he was more alert. He explained he had just celebrated the one-year mark in a drug rehab program, and he and another friend in recovery, who was in the passenger seat of the vehicle, had both just purchased and consumed drugs just before the crash. He admitted to purchasing a white-powdery substance which was believed to be Fentanyl.
Inside the vehicle, police also found 2 empty bottles of liquor, and when asked what drugs would show on a test of his blood, Sigafoose explained that he had consumed liquor, marijuana, and narcotics prior to the crash, and this was his first relapse since he began rehab a year ago.
Joshua Sigafoose was charged with driving under the influence 2nd offense and driving on a revoked license. He was previously convicted of his first DUI in Cheatham County in 2020. He remains jailed in lieu of a $5,500 bond.