Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:44

Motorist Indicted in Officer’s Death

May 23, 2019 – A 50-year-old motorist was indicted Thursday on multiple felony counts, including vehicular homicide while intoxicated, stemming from a crash earlier this year that killed veteran Memphis Police Lt. Myron Fair, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Fair, a 25-year veteran who was approaching retirement, was on his way home from work when his vehicle was struck from behind at an intersection in Raleigh.
A grand jury indicted Marquell Griffin on charges of vehicular homicide involving recklessness and intoxication, aggravated vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, and leaving the scene of an accident involving death.
Griffin, who has three prior DUI convictions, is being held in the Shelby County Jail on $500,000.
The crash occurred around 12:15 a.m. on March 21 at Austin Peay Highway and Yale Road.
Investigators said Fair was stopped at a traffic light in his 2017 Altima when he was struck from behind by a 2015 Dodge Durango driven at a high rate of speed by Griffin.
Griffin walked away from the crash and was arrested a short time later at a nearby service station.
The case is being handled by Chief Prosecutor Glen Baity and Asst. Dist. Atty. Kenya Smith of the DA’s DUI Prosecution Unit whose members work with local law enforcement seeking to reduce the number of DUI-related fatalities and injuries. The DUI Prosecution Unit also conducts training sessions to update law enforcement officers on changes in traffic and DUI laws.