Taejion Putney crashes on Fort Campbell Boulevard, leaves man injured

23-year-old Taejion Putney was involved in a car crash at The Residences at 1671 Campbell on March 14th. When officers arrived at the mentioned location, they observed a white Kia Optima with severe damage. An empty Mike’s Hard Lemonade was seen in the back of the car. Megan Harris, a witness of the crash, said she had seen the Kia speeding sideways and then crash into a tree. Officers then made contact with a passenger of the vehicle, Deshawn Fisher, who was still on the scene. When Fisher was asked who the driver was, he only stated, “I know the owner.”

Officers later made contact with Putney via cell phone where he stated that he let a friend borrow the vehicle at the time of the crash but couldn’t provide a name. While on the phone, he agreed to meet at Piggly Wiggly. Once Putney was in person with an officer, he admitted to showing off for his friends, losing control of the car, and then crashing into a tree. He added that he was aware of Mr. Fisher’s injuries but didn’t stop because he was scared. Taejion Putney was taken into custody and charged with reckless driving, leaving the scene with an injury and an open container.

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