22-year-old Fort Campbell 5th Special Forces Group 2nd Battalion Soldier Christopher Ryan Malone was driving on the wrong side of Dunlop Lane Tuesday evening when he crashed into a ditch, according to officials and a witness. Malone initially told the deputy he crashed because “I have bald tires and fell asleep”. During that conversation, the deputy noticed he smelled of alcohol, which he later admitted to drinking. Several open beer cans were found in cup holders and strewn throughout the vehicle. A handgun was also located in his possession.
Christopher Ryan Malone, Jr. was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on March 22nd, charged with driving under the influence (DUI), possession of a handgun while under the influence, open container violation, and failure to exercise due care while driving. A commissioner set his bond at $13,000.