TOP PHOTO: WLAF’s Charlie Hutson snapped a photo of a car that plunged down a dead end street embankment on Wednesday night.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A car accident led to multiple charges for a LaFollette man on Wednesday night when he “thought he was on Kingston Pike” and drove over an embankment.
The wreck occurred just before 9 p.m. when a Ford Fiesta driven by Joshua Reeser, 40, of LaFollette, plunged over the embankment at West Ash Street and lodged at the back of the former H&R Block building on South Tennessee Ave.
Reeser was cited into court for multiple charges, according to a LaFollette Police report. Reeser is facing a DUI charge, along with driving on a suspended license, violation of the TN financial law, possession of schedule VI controlled substance and tampering with evidence.
According to officers, Reeser attempted to pass drugs off so he would not be caught with the schedule VI controlled substance after the accident.
Reeser’s passenger told police that Reeser “thought he was driving on Kingston Pike.”
Both Reeser and the passenger exited the car through the passenger side and climbed on top of the H&R building’s roof where they were rescued by the LaFollette Fire Department and LaFollette EMR.
They were treated on scene for injuries. After the wreck, Reeser was taken to the LaFollette Medical Center.
Due to injuries, he was cited to court rather than arrested, according to LaFollette Police Sgt. Det. Charles Duff.
Reeser is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on Feb. 9. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/31/2020-5PM)