Man Arrested For 7th DUI After Hit-And-Run Crash
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A man was arrested for his seventh DUI after police said he left and then returned to the scene of a crash in Goodlettsville.
A Davidson County affidavit said 52-year-old Michael Dixon left the scene after striking another vehicle with his truck on Tuesday. No one was injured, but there was some property damage to the other vehicle.
He later returned to the scene, where a woman asked him why he left. The affidavit said Dixon then told the woman “I am sick of your mouth!” and then lunged at her. She was not hurt.
Goodlettsville Police officers said Dixon smelled strongly of alcohol, was swaying while standing up, and had extremely slurred speech.
Dixon allegedly admitted to having “a couple” of drinks and taking hydrocodone, according to an affidavit. Police said he refused to do a field sobriety test, so he was taken to the hospital for a blood test.
While at the hospital, police said he admitted to take morphine and other drugs.
A check of his driver’s license found Dixon was a habitual offender and had six prior DUI convictions, dating back to 1991.
He was taken into custody, and charged with DUI- fourth offense or more, habitual offender, driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene of property damage accident, and simple assault.
Dixon’s bond was set at $39,500.