Motorcycle Operator Involved In Crash Faces Drug Charges

May 28, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page

A Nashville man involved in a motorcycle accident on Saturday will be headed for court once he gets out of the hospital.

49 year old John Roland is being charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Those items were found on him after he crashed his motorcycle on Dale Ridge Road Saturday evening.

According to Trooper Allen England of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Roland was traveling north on a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle when he went off the road while trying to negotiate a curve to the left. He failed to maintain his lane of travel, left the road on the right and struck an earthen embankment. The motorcycle came to rest in a ditch.

Roland was taken by DeKalb EMS to a helicopter landing zone set up in a field at the top of Snow Hill near the convenience site. He was airlifted from there by Vandy Life Flight and flown to Vanderbilt Hospital. He is believed to have suffered a broken leg, cuts, and abrasions.

Sheriff's department deputies and the Liberty Station of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department were also on the scene

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