Bond set at $400,000 for man accused of killing officer in DUI wreck


Marquell Griffin

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man accused of hitting and killing a Memphis police officer in a drunk driving crash Thursday had his bond set at $400,000 after he appeared in court for a video arraignment Friday.

Police say Marquell Griffin, 50, was drunk and speeding when he slammed into the back of Lt. Myron Fair’s car around 12:30 Thursday morning on Austen Peay Highway in Raleigh..

The 25-year police veteran was on his way home from work.

Griffin is charged with DUI, reckless driving, vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a crash involving death and possession of a controlled substance.

His arrest record shows a history of DUIs and driving violations. This is his fourth DUI charge.

He will be in court again next Friday.

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