Rickey Smiley’s Daughter, D’Essence Smiley (20), Found unconscious behind wheel in traffic: DUI Arrest

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Saturday morning at 3:17 AM, D’Essence Smiley was found passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle, at the intersection of 21st Ave S & Broadway Ave in Nashville, TN. The vehicle was blocking a lane of travel, and when MNPD officers approached the vehicle, they found D’Essence Smiley slouched forward and unconscious in the driver’s seat, according to a police report.

MNPD Officers knocked on the windows and gave verbal commands, in an attempted to wake the unconscious Smiley behind the wheel. After multiple attempts, D’Essence Smiley eventually woke to her surroundings. Officers observed the smell of alcohol coming from her breath, and stated she had slurred speech.

Smiley performed poorly on SFST’s (Standard Field Sobriety Tests), according to court documents, and refused bother breath and blood testing.

D’Essence Smiley was charged with DUI, Implied Consent, and Underage Drinking. She was booked into the Davidson County Jail at 4:49 AM, and released on the pre-trial program at 10:03 Saturday morning.

According to her social media, Smiley goes to TSU in Nashville. D’Essence Smiley is the daughter of nationally-known radio host & comedian Rickey Smiley. Both were also in a reality TV show about the family that spanned 3 seasons.

Smiley will appear in court on 05/17/18 for these charges.

Booking photo courtesy MNPD:

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