Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:43

Motorist Convicted of Drunken Driving

March 15, 2018 – A Bartlett man was convicted of drunken driving Wednesday stemming from a one-vehicle crash two years ago in which his pickup truck knocked down a utility pole in East Memphis, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A Criminal Court jury convicted Jared Worthington, 28, following a two-day trial. He will be sentenced April 12 by Judge Bobby Carter.
The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. on July 31, 2016, on Goodlett Road just south of Grandview Avenue. His blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was measured at .141. A driver with a level of .08 is considered to be under the influence of alcohol. Worthington faces a minimum of two days in jail and 11 months and 27 days of probation.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Sam Winnig and Kenya Smith of the DA’s DUI Prosecution Task Force whose members work with local law enforcement seeking to reduce the number of DUI-related fatalities and injuries. Task Force prosecutors also conduct training sessions to update law enforcement officers on changes in traffic and DUI laws.