White’s vehicle came to a stop on the south side of Leeville Pike and he and a passenger, Terry Brooks, 44, of Lebanon, exited the car and fled on foot toward Hobbs Avenue. White was discovered at 620 Cleveland Street. He had contacted the Lebanon Police Department to report that his car had been stolen a short time after the incident had occurred, Butler noted in his report.
White was taken back to the scene of the accident by Cpl. Tim Murray where a female passenger in his car identified him as the driver. He was transported to University Medical Center by Wilson Emergency Management Agency complaining of high blood pressure.
Brooks also returned to the scene where he was identified by the female passenger.
Blood was drawn from White while he was at the hospital since the driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.
Upon being released, White was transported to booking where he was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Reckless Endangerment, Filing a False Police Report, Evading, DUI and Driving on a Revoked License, his fifth such offense.
Brooks was charged with Public Intoxication. The female passenger was not charged. White and Brooks are to appear in General Sessions Court at 9 a.m., Aug. 16.
The stretch of road where the incident occurred, Leeville Pike at Pennsylvania Avenue, was shut down for about an hour while the investigation was under way. The roadway reopened at about 7 a.m.