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Charles Lawrence, 34, was stopped by police going 120 mph on I-40 W. near Stewarts Ferry Pike, according to the police report. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer smelled an odor of alcohol coming from the car. The driver admitted to having 2-3 Margarita's earlier in the evening. Lawrence showed indicators of impairment on all three tests.
Police found Loritab pills in Lawrence's pocket, which were placed on the bumper. Lawrence made a couple of attempts to grab the pills and crush them up. Lawrence said he has a prescription for the pills, but there is no bottle.
Lawrence agreed to the Implied Consent Law, and while getting his blood drawn at the hospital for a mandatory blood test, as he tried to escape through the bathroom ceiling after he asked to use the bathroom. He was found laying in the ceiling on an air duct after police hard noises and got no response from Lawrence.
Lawrence, who has DUI arrests in 1997 and 2000, is being held in the Davidson County Jail on $45,000 bond for DUI, escape, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance.
Wednesday, November 21 2012, 07:40 AM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Asia stocks extend losses after big sell-off
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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