Dark window tint leads to multiple charges for Clarksville man with suspended license

25-year-old Sir George Benson Cox Harris was charged with cocaine possession, driving on a suspended license, illegal tint, no proof of insurance, and resisting when he was stopped by an officer who suspected his windows were too dark.

On May 22nd, Clarksville Police Officer Andrew Trescott stopped a vehicle at 8th Street and Farris Drive because he suspected the window tint was illegal. According to the affidavit, the driver Sir George Benson Cox Harris could not provide his driver’s license or insurance card. The officer noted that Sir Harris consented to a search of his vehicle and person.

Sir George Benson Cox Harris (MCSO)
Sir George Benson Cox Harris (MCSO)

The search yielded a small amount of cocaine in a baggie, and three marijuana cigarette butts, known as roaches. During the search, Sir Harris was trying to place calls despite being ordered by Officer Trescott not to and it was also deemed necessary to take him to the ground to bring him into custody. The vehicle tint was later determined to be 18% and Sir George Benson Cox Harris has 4 previous DOSL offenses in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017.

Sir George Benson Cox Harris was arrested and charged with simple possession/casual exchange of schedule II cocaine, driving on revoked/suspended license 5th, illegal window tint, no proof of insurance and resisting stop, arrest. His total bond was set at $9,000.

Trish Butler

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