A former Vol and current Tennessee Smokies pitcher is suing the city of Knoxville for $2 million.
On June 17, 2011, Ty'relle Lee Harris suffered serious injuries after a drunk driver allegedly drove up on the sidewalk and hit him.
According to Harris' lawsuit against the city, two KPD officers had pulled over the driver, David Wilder, earlier that night.
The lawsuit claims the two officers pulled over Wilder before the accident, saying Wilder had bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol, and had a large can of beer sitting in his car.
The lawsuit says the officers let Wilder go on a warning.
The defendant's lawyers say Wilder then hit Harris and fled from the scene of the accident.
Eventually, deputies with the Knox County Sheriff's Department arrested Wilder for suspicion of DUI.
Harris filed a lawsuit against the city of Knoxville last week because of the two police officers' actions.
He says their lack of checking to see if Wilder was under the influence was negligent.