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27-year-old Matthew Sledge was jailed on April 14th after causing a 5-vehicle accident leading to two people being injured on I440. Witnesses told police that a black Audi was drag racing another Audi, which led to 5 vehicles being involved and two injured. One of the vehicles involved was flipped over on the road. The witnesses told police a male exited the Audi and ran across I440 down the exit ramp. The male’s description matched an ID left in the vehicle. The car was registered to the individual matching the ID. Sledge also left his phone behind, which had directions leading to 5010 Old Hickory Boulevard.
While police were searching the vehicle, it had an overbearing odor of alcohol, and they found an unopened container of alcohol on the passenger side floorboard. Sledge has two prior DUI convictions and an extensive driving history, including a personal injury accident with points against his record, careless driving from Kentucky, and speeding as high as 32 mph over the speed limit, the latest being 102 in a 70mph zone. Sledge has also had his license suspended and revoked prior.
Matthew Thomas Sledge of Idlewood Drive in Mt. Juliet, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 20, charged with drag racing and failure to give information after an accident.
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