Driver charged with DUI in September rollover crash

(Courtesy: Franklin Police Department)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A driver injured in a September crash on McEwen Drive in Franklin has been charged with DUI and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Meghan Pittenger, 19, of Brentwood, surrendered herself on two criminal warrants last Friday.

Authorities called it one of the most violent crashes they’ve ever seen.

(Courtesy: Franklin Police Department)
(Courtesy: Franklin Police Department)

Franklin police said at the time, Pittenger was travelling at a high rate of speed when she lost control of her 2009 Lexus RX350 and barreled across two westbound lanes and five eastbound lanes of traffic.

She then jumped two medians before careening down the on-ramp embankment adjacent to the Drury Plaza Hotel.

The SUV broke apart from the force of the impact, splitting into two pieces. It’s engine and two front seats landed in the Drury Inn parking lot.

Pittenger was found unconscious in a tree line near the crash. She is now free on $2,500 cash bond and is due in court on Jan. 12.