Man Arrested After Leaving the Scene of an Accident

James Hubert Nash intake photo

James Hubert Nash intake photo

Late Saturday afternoon in Manchester a 3-vehicle crash occurred on Hwy 41 near O’Charley’s Restaurant. When officers arrived they were told by a witness that a man that was involved in the accident had run from the scene. Manchester officers and Coffee County deputies gave chase and were able to overtake James Hubert Nash age 39 of Tullahoma.
The arrest warrant indicates the man kept falling down and was unable to perform field sobriety tests. The warrant also says that police found a bottle of whiskey with only a small amount remaining.
The report says that Nash allegedly could not stand on his feet, smelled of alcohol, began cursing and not making sense. The man was taken to Unity Medical Center for a blood draw, but they could only get one vial because he was apparently resisting.
A check of Nash’s records revealed that he was a habitual offender due to numerous DUI’s and driving on a revoked license.
Manchester Officer John Holland charged Nash with driving on revoked, leaving the scene of an accident, evading arrest, driving under the influence and habitual motor vehicle offender. His bond was set at $48,000 and has a court date of 1-26-16.