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Auto-accident attorney charged with DUI

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(WMC-TV) - Denise Morganthaler has lived off Meadow Pointe in Southhaven for more than 9 years.

"It's usually pretty dark and quiet here in the morning," she says.

But that wasn't the case Friday morning.

"I got up to go out and get coffee and I saw lights flashing and I looked through the front door and there were three or four cop cars and an SUV parked in our neighbors yard."

Police say the car was driven by 36-year-old Benjamin Taylor.

They found several guns inside the truck -- but no sign of Taylor.

They found him passed out in the ditch feet away from his car. He was arrested and charged with DUI.

"I thought maybe somebody had gotten sick or hurt and they were waiting for the ambulance," said Morganthaler.

The residents of the house had no comment on the incident.

A quick search of Benjamin Taylor revealed that he is a practicing lawyer at Taylor Jones Taylor in Olive Branch.

According to his web profile he specializes in Motor Vehicle Accidents, Automobile Accidents, Personal Injury and Automobile Negligence among others.

We tried to reach Taylor for comment, he did not return our calls.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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