Paraplegic driver involved in car crash found with large amount of drugs

June 23, 2022
By: Dwayne Page

The paraplegic driver involved in a one car crash Wednesday on Highway 70 at Snow Hill was found with a large amount of marijuana, Fentanyl, and cocaine.

29-year-old Dajuion Shaw of Lavergne was airlifted from near the crash scene and flown to Vanderbilt Hospital. Criminal charges are pending because of the drugs found on him.

According to Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Shaw was traveling east on Highway 70 driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed in a 2018 Infinity. As he was trying to pass several vehicles in the turning lane, he lost control and ran off the right side of the road into a ravine before hitting a rock embankment and overturning in the yard of 3697 Nashville Highway. Shaw used hand controls to operate the car.

Shaw had a backpack which held a large bag of marijuana and some empty baggies believed to be for resale packaging. Shaw also had on a diaper which held a baggie containing a large amount of Fentanyl pills along with powder cocaine and crack cocaine.

Members of the DeKalb County Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department, and EMS were also on the scene.