Driver hits median on I-40, crashes into stone wall

Driver hits median on I-40, crashes into stone wall

Posted: Updated: Aug 14, 2013 01:44 PM CDT
Christopher Noll Christopher Noll
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A driver was arrested and charged with DUI following an early morning crash Wednesday on Interstate 40 East, west of Nashville.

The accident occurred at 3:45 a.m. at mile marker 201 near the Charlotte Pike exit.

Police told News 2 that an SUV was traveling from Bellevue when it hit the retaining wall and struck a Ford pickup truck.

The impact left the truck facing the wrong way in the middle lane.  The driver was uninjured.

The SUV continued on and crashed into a stone wall on the exit ramp.

According to an affidavit, the driver of the SUV, 26-year-old Christopher Noll, smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet. He also failed a field sobriety test.

Noll admitted to drinking beer prior to getting behind the wheel. When asked how much he had to drink, Noll replied, "enough," the affidavit stated.

Noll was charged with two counts each of DUI and driving on a suspended license.

He was booked into the Metro jail and has since been released on a $13,000 bond.

One lane of I-40 eastbound was closed while police worked the crash scene.  The interstate has since reopened.

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