Metro employee sneaks cocaine into jail after DUI arrest

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42-year-old Lorenzo Barr was charged with DUI, implied consent, and contraband inside a penal system after police conducted a traffic stop because he ran a red light and nearly hit another driver.

On March 20th, police witnessed Lorenzo Barr nearly collide with another vehicle and run a red light while turning at the intersection of Rosa L Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street. Officers then initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Jefferson Street and 4th Avenue North. Once officers made contact with Lorenzo they immediately smelled alcohol emitting from his person. Officers then asked for Lorenzo’s license, where he fumbled and said “I just want to go to work, I work for Metro Water.” Police noted that Lorenzo had bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech, and he had to brace himself against the side of his vehicle while getting out of it.

Lorenzo Barr (MNPD)
Lorenzo Barr (MNPD)

Lorenzo consented to perform a standard field sobriety test. Officers noted he performed poorly in all aspects of the test. He was then Miranzdized and told officers he consumed 4 vodka mixed drinks that night. He was read Tennessee’s Implied Consent Law and refused to give a sample for testing.

Lorenzo was then transported to booking where he was subsequently searched. During the search, DCSO found 0.1 grams of cocaine inside a dollar bill in Lorenzo’s wallet. This was after Lorenzo had been repeatedly asked if he had any narcotics on his person, which he denied.

Lorenzo Barr was arrested and charged with DUI, implied consent, and contraband inside a penal system. His bond was set at $3,000.

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Nashville, TN 37206
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Barr, Lorenzo238617603 CRUTCHER ST
Nashville, TN 37206
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