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Man charged after crashing into officer, wrecker driver 12.27.23


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Memphis Police said the incident happened Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 1 a.m. on I-240 at Lamar Avenue.



MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is facing charges after an officer and wrecker driver were sent to the hospital after getting hit by a vehicle Wednesday on I-240. 


The Memphis Police Department said the incident happened Dec. 27 at 1 a.m. at Lamar Avenue on I-240 northbound, where an officer and wrecker driver were working a crash scene when a vehicle hit them. 


Both were taken to area hospitals in non-critical condition. According to police, the officer has been treated and released. 


Later, police said 39-year-old Jimmy Drake was charged with failure to exercise due care, driving while license suspended/canceled/revoked, driving under the influence, public intoxication, reckless driving, and violation of seat belt law.  



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