A 39-year-old man is facing several charges including DUI after his car slammed into another Wednesday afternoon in Antioch.
Police on the scene told News 2 that Farhad Soheilinia was driving a two-seater sports car with two women sitting in the front when he turned a corner at a high speed near the intersection of Pettus Road and Old Hickory Boulevard.
He then crossed the center line into the oncoming lane of traffic, causing him to sideswipe a Chevrolet Suburban SUV next to him. The impact caused the SUV to then collide with utility pole.
No one was injured in the crash.
At that point, witnesses say Soheilinia continued to drive until the damaged car came to a stop.
Police stated both Soheilinia and one of his passengers took off running, but Soheilinia was apprehended shortly after.
He now faces several charges including DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
Soheilinia spoke to News 2 as he was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car.
“I think this whole thing is crazy because they are charging me and I don’t understand why,” he stated.
Police said Soheilinia reportedly denied driving, and claimed he had left the vehicle before any crash occurred.
He was booked into the Metro jail on a $17,500 bond.
The second passenger who did not run from authorities faces underage alcohol consumption and public intoxication charges. Their identity was not immediately released.