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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.
Wednesday, November 21 2012, 07:40 AM CST
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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