Ever wondered if a criminal defense attorney agrees to field sobriety tests when they’d charged with D.U.I., or if they answer questions when asked? Metro police arrested Davis Griffin Tuesday morning, and he told them he was “going to be Mayor of this city”.
According to Metro Nashville Police, they observed Nashville criminal defense attorney Davis Fordham Griffin traveling upwards of 60 mph in a 35 mph zone near 8th & Wedgewood Ave, and running the red light at 12th. A traffic stop was initiated in the alley behind 15th Ave, where contact was made with Griffin, who was driving.
Officers say Griffin fumbled through his vehicle when asked for his license, which is when they noticed his watery eyes, and slurred speech. When asked, Griffin reportedly said he had not drank any alcohol this evening. He agreed to perform SFSTs and had to brace himself on the vehicle when exiting. According to an arrest warrant, Griffin showed numerous signs of intoxication throughout all SFST’s and was placed into custody, charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law when he refused to consent to chemical testing of his blood.
Metro Police note that while in the back of the patrol car Davis Griffin was ‘extremely talkative’ and continued to state how he was going to be “Mayor of this city”.
Initially, Griffin eagerly agreed to an interview for this story, but when it was time for the call, his lawyer was on the other end of the phone and would not let him speak directly. She would not answer questions such as if he felt his alleged lying to the police about his alcohol consumption would impact his reputation in the future, or where he was coming from or going to at 1:40 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. She actually deflected every single question we had, only willing to say she felt this experience would make him able to better relate to his clients in the future.
After being booked and charged with DUI and violation of the implied consent law, Davis Griffin was freed on pre-trial release. He is schedule to appear in court in early September.