Man with 3 prior DUI arrests charged in crash that injured 2 paramedics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FOX13 has learned new details after a man was charged in a crash that injured 2 first responders and one other person.

The accident happened Oct 2. just after 3 a.m.

Memphis Police officers responded to a crash with injuries at I-240 and Norris Road.

According to an affidavit, Memphis Fire personnel were at the scene treating the injured when a Chrysler 200 hit two paramedics and an ambulance.

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The driver was traveling in the right emergency lane at the time of the crash.

The driver was identified as Reginald McKenzie, officials said. He was placed in custody.

He told police he had several drinks earlier in the day around 4 p.m.

A warrant was issued to have McKenzie’s blood drawn by a nurse, according to the affidavit.

Records show McKenzie was previously charged 3 DUIs: two in Southaven in 2016 and 2018, and one in Memphis in 2005.

He was taken to the hospital for medical clearance before being transported to 201 Poplar.

He’s charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, Driver to Exercise Due Care, and Operation of vehicles on approach of emergency vehicles, according to the affidavit.

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