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Charles Lawrence, 34, was stopped by police going 120 mph on I-40 W. near Stewarts Ferry Pike, according to the police report. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer smelled an odor of alcohol coming from the car. The driver admitted to having 2-3 Margarita's earlier in the evening. Lawrence showed indicators of impairment on all three tests.
Police found Loritab pills in Lawrence's pocket, which were placed on the bumper. Lawrence made a couple of attempts to grab the pills and crush them up. Lawrence said he has a prescription for the pills, but there is no bottle.
Lawrence agreed to the Implied Consent Law, and while getting his blood drawn at the hospital for a mandatory blood test, as he tried to escape through the bathroom ceiling after he asked to use the bathroom. He was found laying in the ceiling on an air duct after police hard noises and got no response from Lawrence.
Lawrence, who has DUI arrests in 1997 and 2000, is being held in the Davidson County Jail on $45,000 bond for DUI, escape, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance.
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Christian legal group complains about assignment
June 20, 2013 11:46 GMT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.
According to The Daily Herald a Christian legal group sent the college a letter about Professor Linda Brunton's psychology class assignment. The Alliance Defending Freedom said students complained to the group.
Some students objected to being told to wear a rainbow ribbon and make statements in support of gay rights. They were then to write a paper detailing discrimination they faced for their perceived support.
The legal group asked the college to investigate the assignment, discipline Brunton and order her to apologize to students.
Chris Sanders of the Tennessee Equality Project told The Tennessean the assignment was voluntary and is commonly used in psychology classes.
Brunton was unavailable for comment.
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