Crossville police and medics went to the scene of a vehicle accident earlier this week on the 2,900 block of Lantana Road. The report released today states a Toyota RAV4 driven by 50-year-old Peggy Jean Maddux was initially traveling at a high rate of speed, left the roadway and collided with a power pole.
Officers allegedly observed slurred speech from Maddox and she was unsteady on her feet. Maddux claimed an unknown male jumped out of the vehicle and ran away from the scene. While law enforcement investigated the crash, several witnesses stated Maddox was the driver of the automobile and saw her behind the wheel after impact. She was transported to Cumberland Medical Center for treatment.
A check revealed Maddux has two prior driving under the influence convictions.