Two charged with vehicular homicide after Saturday's crash victim dies from injuries

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 2:50pm
Staff reports

Metro police arrested a man and woman charging them with vehicular homicide by intoxication following an early Saturday morning incident and the subsequent death of one of the victims.

Jeffrey Brooksher, 22, died Monday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Another man, 23-year-old Glenn Allen Jr., is still in critical condition.

According to police, Trevor Bradshaw, 23, was allegedly drunk while driving his girlfriend’s car along Demonbreun Street around 2:25 a.m. when he struck both Brooksher and Allen. Bradshaw fled the scene but later surrendered to police.

At the time, he faced two felony counts of vehicular assault and one count of leaving the scene of an injury crash, and was released on $7,500 bond. Bradshaw’s girlfriend, 21-year-old Erin C. Brown, was in the front seat and received minor injuries in the collision.

Police arrested Brown Saturday night on two counts of vehicular assault for allowing Bradshaw to drive her vehicle while allegedly intoxicated. Brown at that time was released on those charges.

Monday afternoon, both Bradshaw and Brown were booked on the vehicular homicide charges with their bonds having been set at $80,000 and $50,000 respectively.

4 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 12/14/11 at 5:31

Brown's a dummie, but I don't see how she's culpable. The passenger isn't driving and isn't in charge of the situation. It's 100% on the driver.
If both were too drunk to drive, at 2:25am, leave the car and take a cab home. Even if you live 50 miles away. A $100. cab fare is a whole lot easier to deal with than what they're now facing. How stupid are (drunk) people?

By: global_citizen on 12/14/11 at 7:36

She's culpable because it was her car and she let someone who was drunk drive it.

By: Left-of-Local on 12/15/11 at 11:01

BAM! THROW THE BOOK AT THEM. Scum.

By: fightcrib on 12/15/11 at 12:33

I wonder if this was the area around Demunbreun by Tin Roof. There are a lot of drunk SEC fans around there. The contingent representing Vanderbilt are generally more well-behaved.