An infant and two adults suffered injuries in a three-vehicle crash about 8:35 a.m. Wednesday in the 3400 block of East Andrew Johnson Highway west of Serral Drive, according to a Greeneville police crash report.
One of the drivers in the crash, 28-year-old Joseph G. Woods, of Moyer Lane, Morristown, was charged with driving under the influence-2nd offense and other offenses, Sgt. Alan Dotson said in the report.
A 1998 Volkswagen sedan and a heavy-duty Dodge Ram pickup truck were stopped in the inside turn lane of East Andrew Johnson Highway waiting to cross onto Serral Drive. A northbound Chevrolet sedan “suddenly veered left,” striking the Volkswagen and pushing the car into the pickup truck, which was pulling a car hauler trailer, the crash report said.
Volkswagen driver Brittany D. Church, 19, of Dodd Branch Road, suffered a broken arm, and 22-year-old passenger Austin Jones suffered facial injuries, another police report said.
A 3-month-old infant in the car was also injured. A 1-year-old in the car was not hurt, the report said. All occupants of the Volkswagen were taken by Greene County-Greeneville EMS to Johnson City Medical Center.
The pickup truck driver, 46-year-old Marice L. Cleaves, of Mason, was not injured. Passenger Brian Turner, 29, of Arlington, was also unhurt, the report said.
Woods and a passenger, 27-year-old Melissa S. Coffey, of Kennedy Circle, Morristown, were both uninjured in the crash, the report said.
Woods told officers that his steering failed, causing his car to veer into the other lane. Police saw the stem of a broken glass methamphetamine pipe beside Woods, and the other half of the pipe on the driver’s seat, a report said.
Woods did poorly on field sobriety tests. Found in the car were a scale and plastic bags. A cut straw and a plastic bag containing meth residue were found in Coffey’s makeup bag, the report said.
In addition to DUI-2nd offense, Woods was charged by police with felony reckless endangerment, felony vehicular assault, driving on a revoked license-5th offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and having no proof of insurance.
Coffey was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Church was cited for having no proof of insurance.
The crash impact caused slight damage to a vehicle on the car hauler trailer, the report said.
Woods was held on no bond, while bond for Coffey was set at $1,000. Both have first scheduled appearances Friday in General Sessions Court.