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Good Samaritan Helps Corner Alleged Impaired Driver

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Joshua Bergeron Joshua Bergeron

by Chris Conte

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - A good Samaritan was credited with helping to stop an alleged impaired driver after he fled the scene of a crash, but police said it was done in a way they've never seen.

"All I could think about was a lady just got hit and the guy was gonna run off and I work in the insurance business and we have to deal with that kind of thing all the time, so I really didn't want to see him get away," said Caden Parker about the experience.

Parker was driving on Dickerson Pike in Goodlettsville on Tuesday when he said he saw a minor fender bender.

One of the drivers involved fled the scene, so Parker said he started following him to try and get police a license plate number.

"The first thing I could think of was don't let him get away," he added.

Police said the driver was Joshua Bergeron.

In the process of trying to stop him, Parker said another driver in a pick up truck got in front of Bergeron and it became apparent they could box the alleged impaired driver in using their cars.

"I don't have any police training at all," said Parker.

Eventually, they managed to get Bergeron to stop and kept him there until police arrived.

"Citizens getting involved taking action, making their community safe is a great thing but from our perspective this was a little more involvement than we need but we appreciate it. We don't really recommend that our citizens put themselves in harms way," said Goodlettsville Police Chief Gary Goodwin.

No one was hurt in the incident.


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