Memphis Man Arrested for Collision with Scooter in Nashville

Randolph Allen Ford, 73, charged with vehicular assault and reckless endangerment.

Randolph Allen Ford, 73, of Memphis, has been charged with felony vehicular assault and felony reckless endangerment for a collision involving his Dodge Ram pickup truck and a Lime Scooter on 4th Avenue South in Nashville on Saturday evening. The scooter operator, Leonard John Patrick Roecker, 23, of Muskego, Wisconsin, sustained critical life-threatening injuries and is currently hospitalized at Vanderbilt.

According to the investigation, Roecker pulled onto 4th Avenue South from the Listening Room CafĂ© when Ford’s pickup truck, which was speeding according to a witness, struck the scooter from behind. The pickup truck then veered off the left side of the roadway, crossing over a sidewalk before hitting a utility pole and railroad ties in a parking lot. Ford, who was not wearing a seatbelt, struck his head when his vehicle hit the pole.

Responding officers noticed indicators of impairment on Ford’s part. He was transported to Vanderbilt, where a blood sample was drawn pursuant to a search warrant for drug/alcohol analysis. After being discharged from the hospital today, Ford was arrested, and a judicial commissioner set his bond at $15,000.

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