Mother charged with 4th DUI on way to pick up 5-year-old child

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28-year-old Candice Nicole Gamble remains jailed on a $22,000 bond today, after a Friday night arrest charging her with DUI – 4th Offense, at which time she told police she was on the way to pick up her five-year-old child.

Metro Nashville Police responded to a single car accident on Graycroft Avenue at 10:18 p.m. Friday night, to find a black 2000 Hyundai Accent which had left the road and struck a utility pole. NFD medics arrived to care for the driver of the vehicle, 28-year-old Candice Gamble.  As the driver was speaking to medics, Metro Police Officer Christopher Littles observed Gamble trying to hide a bottle of pills in her bra. The bottle was recovered, and found to be five Buprenorphine pills, 8 mg each. Officer Littles says he also overheard Gamble tell medics she had been consuming beer, smoking marijuana, and taking pills.

Candice Nicole Gamble (MNPD)

MNPD FTO Shedie Herbert made contact with the driver again at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital, where he says he noticed a strong smell of marijuana in her room in the hospital’s emergency department, primary from her purse. He says Gamble admitted to having marijuana in her purse, and he recovered a blunt from the purse. Gamble told the officer she was on the way to pick up her five-year-old daughter when she was driving the car and crashed.

Gamble is charged with DUI – 4th and simple possession, and held on a $22,000 bond. In March of 2011, she was charged with DUI, and plead to reckless driving, receiving a 6 month probated sentence. In March of 2012, she was charged, and plead guilty to, DUI, receiving a 20-day sentence, with the remainder of the year in drug court/probation. In November of 2012, she was charged with, and plead guilty to, DUI 2nd Offense, and served 17 days, followed by 28 days of in-patient treatment via drug court. In January, police attempted to charge her with ‘habitual offender’, however the DA’s office reduced the charged to ‘no driver’s license, with a probated sentence.

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