A Franklin man remains jailed this afternoon, charged with his second DUI after nearly hitting a mother and her child in a neighborhood crosswalk. Officers responded to the neighborhood at 5pm Sunday night, to investigate. While on her way into the subdivision, an officer encountered the suspect vehicle, driven by 21-year-old Elijah Dearman. Dearman lost control of his vehicle, in front of the officer, at Front Street and 96W – nearly colliding with the officer’s squad car. Dearman ignored the officer’s lights and siren, driving for approximately ½ mile before finally pulling over. The officer determined that Dearman was impaired, and arrested him.
Dearman, charged with DUI – Second Offense, and Driving on a Revoked License, is being held on the $4,000 bond set by the Magistrate; he is due in court 04/14/2016 at 1pm.