DUI trial scheduled for today

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jury selection was scheduled to start this morning in the trial of a Nolensville woman who, according to court records, allegedly crashed her Jeep Cherokee in Marshall County and then fled the scene on Feb. 5.

Tracy Lynn Bell, 33, was eastbound on Mt. Vernon Road when she "ran off the road, striking a fence and a tree," according the report by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Hill. In the car with Bell were her three sons; Tyler, 10; Hayden, 7; and Cameron, 6. Tyler's thigh was broken in the wreck, in which driver intoxication was alleged to have played a part.

Mt. Vernon Road runs between Nashville Highway and Eagleville Pike, north of Chapel Hill.

In July, the grand jury handed down a seven-count indictment for Bell, charging her with vehicular assault, driving under the influence, two counts of reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an injury accident, failure to notify police of an accident, and violation of the open container law. An open 12-ounce can of Bud Light was found in the right rear floorboard, Hill reported.

Bell is represented by Lewisburg-based attorney David McKenzie. On her jail booking form, Bell gives her occupation as "lead makeup artist" for RCA in Nashville, though other documents in the case file list her as "unemployed."