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Published: May 13, 2019


A FRANKLIN COUNTY MAN WAS ARRESTED ON FRIDAY AFTER HITTING A MUSCLE SHOALS POLICE OFFICER'S VEHICLE. MEDIA SOURCES REPORT THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF AVALONE AVENUE AND GUSMUS AROUND 5:30 PM. CHRISTIAN HESTER, 26, OF SPRUCE PINE, WAS TRAVELING EAST WHEN HE RAN A RED LIGHT HITTING THE OFFICER'S DRIVER SIDE. THE OFFICER DID NOT SUSTAIN ANY SERIOUS INJURIES BUT WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION. THE ALABAMA STATE TROOPERS INVESTIGATED THE ACCIDENT AND HESTER WAS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.