Deputy’s evasive maneuver prevents wreck with intoxicated Mt. Juliet driver

46-year-old Jason Hart was charged with driving under the influence after nearly crashing into a deputy’s vehicle while traveling on Logue Road.

On June 17th, Deputy Alexander was driving on Logue Rd during a patrol. While driving northbound, Alexander reportedly observed a vehicle driving in his lane of travel. The officer was forced to maneuver out of the way of the car to avoid a head-on collision. Following Alexander’s evasive actions, a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle in question. Upon arrival to the car, the deputy noted that the driver, who was later identified as Jason Hart, was emitting an odor consistent with alcohol, per report. Hart unsteadily removed himself from the vehicle on the officer’s request.

Jason Hart (WCSO)
Jason Hart (WCSO)

Three field sobriety tests were administered to Hart, to which signs of inebriation were displayed throughout. Alexander requested Hart provide samples of his blood in order to determine his level of intoxication, to which he refused.

Jason Hart was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. He was later released on his own recognizance.

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