MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say a driver involved in a hit-and-run crash Monday night in Orange Mound had an unrestrained 2-year-old in the front seat and drugs and a gun inside his vehicle.
Davion O’Green, 23, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, violation of child restraint law, possession of a controlled substance to manufacture, deliver or sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm.
Police said O’Green was speeding, ran a red light, and nearly collided with a detective’s squad car before being pulled over at Barron Avenue and Semmes Street.
Officers said there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside of O’Green’s blue Chevy Malibu, and they found a digital scale and marijuana throughout the vehicle.
Police said they also found a 9mm handgun hidden under the vehicle’s center console.
While officers were on the scene, they discovered a driver in a blue Chevy Malibu fled the scene of a crash less than a half mile away at Barron Avenue and Baltimore Street. No one was hurt in that accident.
Police said O’Green was also driving without a license. They said his license was suspended in 2018 following a property damage accident.
Police seized O’Green’s weapon and vehicle.
He was released from jail on a $500 bond and is scheduled to go before a judge on Wednesday.