Nashville man charged for DUI after admitting to police he “got drunk and drove”

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40-year-old Andrew Putnam was charged with driving under the influence and implied consent after his vehicle collided with a parked car, drove over a mailbox, and crashed into a tree in someone’s front yard.

On March 31st, officers responded to a vehicle crash at 1018 West Eastland, the vehicle had hit a tree. According to the affidavits, Andrew Putnam was seated on the steps of the residence located at the response address and appeared to be under the influence. When officers asked what happened and inquired Putnam’s condition he responded that he “got drunk then drove.”

Andrew Putnam (MNPD)
Andrew Putnam (MNPD)

Putnam’s vehicle collided with a parked car, driven through a mailbox, and was stopped when he smashed into the tree in the West Eastland front yard. Debris also damaged a vehicle parked in an adjacent driveway. The report noted that Putnam was “smoking” an unlit cigarette not realizing it wasn’t burning, needed assistance to walk to the patrol vehicle and asked an officer if he was being pulled over once he was being removed from the police cruiser. Andrew Putnam refused to participate in field sobriety exams and although he consented to a breath test, he refused to give a sample when it was time to do so.

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Andrew Putnam was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant and implied consent. He was later freed on a pre-trial release.

Putnam, Andrew596230620 MCFERRIN AVE
Nashville, TN 37206
Implied Consent-Civil
Putnam, Andrew596230620 MCFERRIN AVE
Nashville, TN 37206
DUI

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