Bonner Lind Black, of Marion Ave in East Nashville, a Nashville recording artist, was arrested overnight as a passenger in the vehicle with fellow musician Evan Lee. Black was the registered owner of the vehicle, and Lee driving under the influence, per a police affidavit. By law she was arrested for ‘DUI PER SE – VEHICLE OWNER’ as a responsible party to the vehicle’s operation.
From the Affidavit:
DEFENDANT WAS A PASSENGER IN A VEHICLE, WHERE THE DRIVER (EVAN LEE) WAS ARRESTED FOR DUI. DURING MY INVESTIGATION, I DISCOVERED FROM THE DEFENDANT, AS WELL AS THE CO-DEFENDANT, THAT THE VEHICLE BELONGS TO BONNER L BLACK. A COMPUTER CHECK OF THE REGISTRATION SHOWED THAT TO BE TRUE. I AM SEEKING THIS WARRANT FOR VIOLATION OF TCA 39-11-402, WHICH STATES, “A PERSON IS CRIMINALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR AN OFFENSE COMMITTED BY THE CONDUCT OF ANOTHER, IF: (2) ACTING WITH INTENT TO PROMOTE OR ASSIST THE COMMISSION OF THE OFFENSE, OR TO BENEFIT IN THE PROCEEDS OR RESULTS OF THE OFFENSE, THE PERSON SOLICITS, DIRECTS, AIDS, OR ATTEMPTS TO AID ANOTHER PERSON TO COMMIT THE OFFENSE;” WHEREIN HE ALLOWED AN INTOXICATED INDIVIDUAL DRIVE HIS VEHICLE FOR WHICH HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CARE AND UPKEEP.
Black is currently being held on a $2,000 bond.
UPDATE: As of 8AM, Black has bonded out and has a 9/8/2017 8:30 AM court date.