Drug Suspect Flees Police, Gets Stuck In Median

Posted at 5:35 AM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 07:27:24-05

Police have arrested a man who allegedly tried to evade a traffic stop and got his car stuck on a guardrail. 

Officers said they pulled the suspect over for speeding around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 440 near the I-40 interchange on the west side of Nashville.

A captain for Metro Nashville Police said Dontarius J. Rippy took off as the officer approached his car and tried to do a U-turn in the median.

However, his car got stuck on the guardrail and police arrested him on the scene. 

Officers said marijuana, cocaine and a gun were found in his car. He’s reportedly a convicted felon who just recently got off probation. 

The 24-year-old was booked on charges of drug possession, evading arrest, and felon in possession of a firearm.