A Franklin man, charged with his third DUI, remains behind bars this afternoon after crashing his car into a ditch Friday night.
Officers responded to the crash on Highway 96 West, near Front Street, at 11:30 Friday night. When they arrived, they found 55-year-old Russell Nix sitting in his car, stuck in the ditch. Officers determined that Nix was impaired, and arrested him for DUI.
Charged with DUI – 3rd Offense, Nix remains in custody at the Williamson County Jail on a 15,000 bond. He will go before a judge at 1pm tomorrow.
In 2013, there were 6,699 known alcohol-related traffic crashes in Tennessee. Nationally, one in three traffic fatalities are a result of an alcohol-impaired driving crash.