SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man is being charged with his fifth DUI after officials said he crashed into a tree early Tuesday morning on Interstate 24 in Smyrna.
The crash happened just before 7:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 at mile marker 69 near Rocky Fork and Almaville Road.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 49-year-old John Finney, of Castalian Springs, was traveling in a 1997 Toyota Corolla when he failed to maintain his lane and struck a tree on the right shoulder.
A crash report provided by THP shows Finney was not wearing a seatbelt during the crash and sustained injuries. The extent of his injuries remains unknown.
Finney was charged with DUI, which is his 5th offense.
No additional information was immediately released.