35-year-old Chastas Knight is charged with vehicular assault after police say she sideswiped a Nissan Altima and drove head-on into a Nissan Altima in May of 2022. One of the drivers, Tina Forward, suffered a broken finger, and the other driver, John Ayers, suffered multiple broken bones and limbs. Knight also suffered several broken bones and was transported to the hospital, where she admitted to using methamphetamine prior to crashing into the two vehicles. Warrants were later issued for her arrest, and she was booked into jail this week.
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Jeremy Morphis faces felony vehicular assault after DUI crash injures passenger
38-year-old Jeremy Morphis told police he consumed “two beers” before crashing his vehicle Sunday night with a passenger, Heather Knalls, inside. Witnesses say he was weaving and suddenly swerved to the left, crashing into the woods. Morphis was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Knalls, however, suffered a dislocated and fractured hip from the crash. He is charged with DUI and felony vehicular assault. In August, Judge Jennifer Smith gave Morphis a deferred judgment with no conviction for placing a hidden camera in the bathroom of his home to record an underage relative for sexual gratification.
Joshua Lira-Sierra crashed car while on Fentanyl & Marijuana, injuring two passengers
19-year-old Joshua Lira-Sierra was jailed this week on several outstanding warrants stemming from an incident in September of 2021 during which police say he nearly struck a police car while traveling at a high rate of speed and then crashed with his two passengers inside. Everyone was treated at Vanderbilt for their injuries, and his blood tests came back positive for Lorazepam, marijuana, and Fentanyl. Warrants were signed for two counts of vehicular assault on his passengers, Jorge Centella & Hadolp Castillo-Vasquez, evading arrest in a motor vehicle, and driving on a suspended license.
Man says he smoked ‘one blunt’ before crashing car with child inside & impaling another passenger
27-year-old Brandon Duncan faces a multitude of charges after police say that during an interview from the trauma unit at Vanderbilt Hospital, he admitted to smoking “one blunt” several hours before crashing his vehicle near Bellevue, which injured his 2-year-old child on July 2nd, and caused another passenger to be impaled by a stick.
Teen charged with vehicular assault after admitting in ER that he was drinking before accident
19-year-old Yehiys Nigatu was charged with vehicular assault after he hit another driver head-on and spontaneously admitted, in front of MNPD in the emergency room, to drinking a quarter of a bottle of vodka before driving.
Man causes accident sending one to emergency department; license was revoked in 2012 for DUI
28-year-old James Walter was charged with vehicular assault and driving on a revoked license after causing a crash on Old Hickory Blvd which sent a person to the Vanderbilt Emergency Department. Later admits he consumed beers and weed.
Woman jailed on criminal homicide, aggravated child abuse charges from March 2020 car crash
29-year-old Derrica Johnson was charged with criminal homicide, six counts aggravated child abuse, and four counts vehicular assault when she allowed her drunk friend to drive her vehicle which resulted in a crash that ended one man’s life and injured multiple people, including children.
Speeding and impaired Antioch woman crashes into SUV and semi; 14-year-old critically injured
27-year-old Crystal Villafuerte was charged with driving on a revoked license, vehicular assault, and financial responsibility violation involving injury when she was speeding down I-24, lost control, and smashed into an SUV and semi. A 14-year-old was thrown from the SUV and sustained critical injuries.
Man allegedly high on opiates plows through MTA Stop, Injures 2
Brandon Mundy, 23, drove through an MTA bust stop, striking one pedestrian with this vehicle, and running over the feet of another. According to Skyline Hospital, the victim struck suffered serious injuries and may possibly lose his leg.