Nashville Drag Queen Paige Tuner, also known as Darrell Lee Myers during the day, was arrested just after 3AM Thursday morning, for a 2nd Offense Driving Under the Influence charge. Myers was released from the Davidson County Jail on a $5,000 bond just after 1PM Thursday. (Mugshot above is from a 2015 THP DUI Arrest in Robertson County of Myers).
“…did not make a single successful heel to toe step.”
Even though this is technically the 3rd DUI arrest for Myers, the charge is ‘DUI 2ND OFFENSE’ because his 2nd DUI arrest in Robertson County in 2015 was plead down to Reckless Endangerment, and his probation continued in Davidson County.
UPDATE 07/28: Less than 24 hours after paying bail yesterday, Darrell Myers (aka Paige Turner) was re-arrested on Friday just after 11AM – as this new charge is a violation of her current probation from her 2014 DUI, the details of which are at the end of this article. Probation for Myers was originally only a 11 mo/29 day sentence, however due to multiple violations, it was restarted in August of 2016, and again in January of 2017. This will be the 3rd violation of probation. His court date for the DUI Charge is 08/24/17, and is currently being held with no bond for the Violation of Probation charge, until that court date on 08/07/17.
Here are the MANDATORY minimums, if convicted of the DUI 2nd Offense Charge, in addition to any Violation of Probation outcomes (https://www.tn.gov/safety/article/duioutline) :
- 45 days to 11 months, 29 days in jail
- $600-$3,500 mandatory fine
- License revocation for 2 years/Restricted License available
- Subject to vehicle seizure/forfeiture
- Ordered to attend an alcohol and drug treatment program
- Ignition Interlock Device installed at your expense
- If two (2) convictions of DUI in 5 years, Ignition Interlock Device required for 6 months after reinstatement at your expense
- Pay restitution to any person suffering personal injury or loss
On 7-27-2017 at 0048 hrs, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Whites Creek Pke and Moormans Arm Rd to respond to an injury involved accident between two vehicles.
Upon Officer Green’s arrival to the scene, he observed Mr. Darrell Myers standing next to a blue 1987 Oldsmobile CCI. Mr. Myers stated that he was the driver of that specific vehicle involved in the accident. When I arrived to the scene, it was immediately apparent that Mr. Myers had red/watery eyes, was unsteady/uncoordinated on his feet, and had the odor of alcohol coming from his expelled breath.
Mr. Myers consented to performing various SFST’s for officers. On HGN, Mr. Myers showed nystagmus at maximum deviation as well as 45 degrees. His pupils were dilated and his eyes tracked unequally.
On the walk and turn, Mr. Myers stepped off line several times, waved his arms to maintain balance, did not count out loud, and did not make a single successful heel to toe step.
On the one-leg stand, Mr. Myers repeatedly put his foot down, had unsteady balance, and eventually stopped the test after 21 seconds. Although Mr. Myers completed the tests given, he showed indicators of intoxication on all tests administered. Mr. Myers was then taken into custody at 0120 hrs and was read his Miranda rights (which he understood). Due to Mr. Myers having previously been convicted of DUI on 4-12-2014, a blood draw was mandatory. He signed the implied consent form and consented to a blood draw (which was performed at general hospital).
Full CJIS Report for Myers (Paige Turner) in Davidson County:
First DUI is below in Davidson County:
Officer Hyatt, Richard was dispatched to Lischey Ave and Edwin St due to a private citizen calling to 911 dispatched reporting that there was a vehicle in the roadway with the driver passed out behind the wheel. Upon Officer Hyatt arriving on the scene he located the subjects vehicle parked in the street at the stop sign at the intersection of Lischey Ave and Edwin St, with the vehicle lights off, keys in ignition, the vehicle running and in park. Upon Officer Hyatt opening the car door and removing the vehicle keys the subject became awake. Upon Officer Hyatt interacting with the subject he detected an odor coming from the interior of the vehicle that appeared to be the odor of Marijuana. Officer Hyatt had the subject exit the vehicle and upon interacting with the subject outside of the vehicle, he detected an odor coming from the subjects expelled breath that appeared to be the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Officer Hyatt asked the subject if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages and the subject stated that he had consumed two alcoholic beverages prior in the night. In plain view in the opened part of the middle console, officer Hyatt observed what appeared to be a Marijuana Blunt which was later retrieved and inside was a green leafy substance inside that appeared to be Marijuana. A search of the vehicle was conducted and in the closed part of the middle console was located a clear plastic baggie with a green leafy substance inside that appeared to be Marijuana.
Officer Hyatt had Reasonable Suspicion to believe the subject was impaired adn requested a DUI Officer. I (Officer Bell) arrived on the scene to administer the SFST’s to the subject to determine his level of impairment. I made contact with the subject as he was sitting in the back seat of Officer Hyatt’s patrol vehicle. Upon opening the vehicle rear driver side door, I detected an odor coming from the patrol vehicle that appeared to be the odor of an alcoholic beverage. I had the subject exit the patrol vehicle and walk to mine and observed the subject appeared to be unsteady on his feet. I transported the subject to the Citgo gas parking lot located at 336 east Trinity Lane to administer the SFST’s in a safe, level, well lit area. Upon interacting with the subject i detected an odor coming from the subjects expelled breath that appeared to be the odor of an alcoholic beverage. i also observed the subject had red blood shot eyes, watery eyes, and slow speech. I administered the SFST’s, Romberg Balance Test and Lack of Convergence Test to the subject, observed multiple indicators of Impairment and placed the subject under arrest for DUI. I read the subject the Tennessee Implied Consent Law to the subject to which he stated that he understood it and had no questions. I then asked the subject if he would consent to a Blood Test to which he stated “yes”. The subject was transported to MNGH, two vials of Blood were drawn and sent off toTBI for analysis.
Below are the THP Booking Details for Myers for Robertson County on the 2ND DUI Arrest
|Booking #||Booking Date/Time||Reporting Agency||Hold For Agency||Released Date/Time|
|15-01682||05/24/2015 09:02||TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL||TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL||05/24/2015 13:23|
|Statute Code||Description||Court Case Number||Offense Date/Time||Arrest Date/Time||Bond Amount||Bond Type|
|55-10-401||DUI||217337G||05/24/2015 02:43||05/24/2015 02:43||$7,000.00||Secured Bond|
|55-50-504||DRIVING ON REVOKED LICENSE||217338G||05/24/2015 02:43||05/24/2015 02:43||$2,000.00||Secured Bond|