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Suspected Drunk Driver Traveling 100 MPH Crashes Car

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – A suspected drunk driver was hospitalized after crashing his car while trying to avoid police at a speed of 100 miles per hour early Thursday morning.

Metro Police officers spotted a car without headlights on driving on North Gallatin Road in the Madison area around 2:50 a.m. Police said the driver would not stop, and they called Hendersonville Police to advise the car was headed towards their city with its lights out and speeds of approximately 100 miles per hour.

A short time later, Hendersonville Police received a call from a passenger in the car that the vehicle had crashed. The Honda Accord had attempted to enter the ramp of Vietnam Veterans Boulevard from Gallatin Road when the vehicle left the roadway. It then crossed the exit ramp, went airborne and overturned several times in a field. It landed upside down, but the driver and passenger were able to crawl out.

The passenger walked back to the roadway to call police, but the driver collapsed a few feet from the vehicle. 

The driver, identified as 22-year-old Bobby Scott of Dunlap, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville with non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger was also taken to the hospital.

Hendersonville Police said Scott will be charged with DUI-second offense, driving on a revoked license and reckless endangerment. Metro Police will charge him with fleeing and eluding/failure to stop.

Hendersonville Police said he was also wanted for Violation of Probation in Dunlap and Sequatchie County. 

Officers said his criminal history also includes evading arrest, failure to stop, domestic assault, and underage possession of alcohol charges.

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