Outgoing state senator involved in traffic accident

Outgoing Tennessee State Senator Kathryn Bowers is facing DUI charges.

Bowers is at home following a Thursday afternoon traffic accident along I-240 near Hollywood.

About 4 PM, Memphis police responded to the accident.

Police say Bowers' Chevy Blazer side swiped a UPS truck.

Paramedics transported Bowers was to the MED in non critical condition.

According to Memphis police, Bowers was issued a misdemeanor citation and charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, and failure to maintain control.

She has a processing date to come in for booking and will have court date within the next 14 days.

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