Shelbyville man faces 9th driving on revoked license charge - WKRN News 2

Shelbyville man faces 9th driving on revoked license charge

Posted: Updated: June 25, 2013 04:10 PM
Edward Lee, 40 Edward Lee, 40

A Shelbyville man is facing his ninth charge of driving on a revoked license following a car wreck in Murfreesboro.

According to police Edward "Eddie" Lee, 40, was involved in a wreck Monday morning on Broad Street near Tommy Martin Drive.

According to a Murfreesboro Police arrest report, Lee told the responding officer, "I don't have a driver's license. They are suspended."

A NCIC license check by police revealed that Lee's license is actually revoked and officers have arrested him eight previous times for driving on a revoked license.

Police charged him with driving with a revoked license ninth offense, bringing his total number of driving offense on his record to 40, including two DUIs.

Police noted in their report that Lee was very cooperative and admitted he was wrong.

He was booked into the Rutherford County Jail and later posted a $1,000 bond.

A man who answered the door at Lee's Shelbyville home confirmed that he lived there but said Lee was gone.

He told Nashville's News 2 that he did not know when Lee would return or how to contact him.

A voicemail message left for Lee's girlfriend was not returned.

People near Lee's home were surprised that he was still driving despite his numerous arrests and the revocation of his license.

"It is crazy. He should not be on the road," Sally Johanson said. "It is not safe for the community."

Johanson works in the area and worries about possibly sharing the road with Lee.

"Children and anybody who is 16 that just got their license is in danger," she said. "He should not be on the road they should definitely do something about that."

Angelica Calderon agreed.

"They should arrest him and put him in jail," she said. "Everyone has to do the right thing and he does to."

Nashville's News 2 contacted the Rutherford County District Attorney's office to find out who was handling Lee's case, but an attorney was not available for comment.

In addition to arrests for driving related offense Lee has also been convicted of marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and initiate process to manufacture methamphetamine.

Lee is due in Rutherford County General Sessions court July 16 for his latest arrest.

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