A Nashville man was charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a car crash Sunday morning on Interstate 65 in Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Lonnie Hodges responded to the scene of the accident around 8 a.m. near the 44 mile marker on I-65 at the Barren/Edmonson county line. The intoxicated driver, Tony Farris, 51, of Nashville, had been heading north on I-65 in the emergency lane when he crashed into the guardrail of the highway.
Farris was taken into custody and charged with DUI and possession of alcohol. In addition, he was also cited for not wearing a seat belt and for driving without insurance.
Farris was placed in a cell at the Hart County Jail and his bond is set at $500.
Police are continuing to investigate the DUI accident.
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