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Woman racks up charges after crash

By Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Nov 26, 2013 at 8:05 AM

An apparent unruly Nashville woman amassed a number of charges early Monday morning after she wrecked her car, sent a passenger to the hospital and broke a glass door with her head at the hospital, according to police.

Police Chief Scott Bowen said Retha Hussey, 25, of Nashville, crashed her 1998 Honda Accord into a guardrail near LoJack Construction Co. on Hartmann Drive near Alhambra Drive at around 1 a.m.

Bowen said Hussey was not injured, but the vehicle’s passenger was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

In relation to the crash, charges against Hussey included vehicular assault, driving under the influence, implied consent and driving on a revoked license.

Bowen said Hussey was then taken to University Medical Center to have her blood drawn where an officer had to wait with her while another officer obtained a search warrant for her blood. During that time, Bowen said Hussey repeatedly hit her head on a glass door until shattering it and was additionally charged with vandalism for breaking the door.

Hussey remained Monday afternoon in Wilson County Jail. Bond information was not available. A court date was set for Feb. 14. 

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