NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Nashville paramedic has been arrested after he reportedly abandoned his truck at the scene of a crash in Goodlettsville Tuesday morning.
According to an arrest warrant, employees of Clubhouse Sports Bar and Grill on Gleaves Street contacted Metro police just before midnight Tuesday to report a “highly intoxicated” man who left the business in a black Toyota pickup truck with firefighter tags.
About ten minutes later, the paperwork states Goodlettsville police were called to the area of Wren Road and Glancy Street where a black Toyota pickup truck with firefighter tags had hit and destroyed a stop sign, broke a guide wire for a Nashville Electric utility pole and slammed into a tree, causing severe damage to the truck. The driver had reportedly fled the crash scene.
In the passenger floorboard of the truck, police said they located an open bottle of wine that was filled about one-third of the way.
Officers went to Clubhouse Sports Bar and Grill where they were provided with a receipt for the truck driver’s transaction. Police said the name on the credit card used to pay was Dontre Doxley, who was also the registered owner of the pickup truck.
Doxley was located and booked into the Metro jail Tuesday morning on charges including leaving the scene of an accident, failure to file a crash report and having an open container. He was released from custody on a $2,000 bond.
Joseph Pleasant, the public information officer for the Nashville Fire Department told News 2 that Doxley is a paramedic and joined the department in Sept. 2016.
“The arrest of Paramedic Doxley should not reflect on the other more than 1,200 personnel who serve the residents and visitors of Nashville with pride every day of the year 24 hours a day,” Pleasant explained in a statement to News 2.
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