Motorcyclist Phillip Hutton, 31, Killed On Hixson Pike Friday Morning; Harrison Rogers, 28, Arrested For Drunk Driving

Friday, August 24, 2018
Harrison S. Rogers
Harrison S. Rogers

Phillip Hutton, 31, was killed on Friday in an accident on Hixson Pike after police said a drunk driver crossed the center line.

The Chattanooga Police Department responded to a traffic crash at 8:20 a.m., at 5520 Hixson Pike.  

Harrison S. Rogers, 28, who had been arrested for DUI in 2014 and 2016 and pleaded guilty both times, was driving a Pontiac traveling south in the 5500 block of Hixson Pike. Witnesses stated to police that he was driving erratically and veered into an oncoming traffic lane.

He struck a motorcycle, driven by Mr. Hutton, who was traveling north on Hixson Pike. Upon impact, Hutton was thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

During the investigation, Rogers exhibited signs of impairment. He was transported to the Hamilton County Jail where a blood draw was conducted. He is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, DUI - third offense, reckless driving, driving on revoked license for DUI, driving left of center, and implied consent.

The victim left behind a wife and young daughter.

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