Man charged with 5th DUI after crashing mother’s car into mailboxes

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39-year-old Michael Wagner was charged with DUI 5th offense and driving on a revoked license when he crashed his mother’s vehicle into a wooden pole and admitted to huffing Dust-Off compressed air.

On November 27th, Michael Wagner wrecked his mother’s vehicle into a wooden pole with mailboxes on it in front of a residence on Gordon Terrace. When Metro Nashville Police officers arrived, they made contact with Wagner in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Wagner told Officer Jeremy Smith he was on his way to a sober house on Straightway Avenue from his place of work in White House, Tennessee. He told Smith he did not know how he ended up on Gordon Terrance since the locations Wagner provided were determined to not match up with his direction of travel. Officers stated they could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath and noticed his pupils were dilated.

Michael Wagner (MNPD)
Michael Wagner (MNPD)

Wagner also admitted to consuming an alcoholic beverage earlier in the day. He then agreed to a field sobriety test and performed poorly on the tasks showing several signs of impairment. Officers Smith and Wade Johnson observed multiple prescription medications on the passenger floorboard and found four cans of Dust-Off compressed air. It was also discovered that Wagner has four prior DUI convictions from 2005, 2008, 2015, and 2017. When officers were about to transport Wagner to General hospital for a blood draw, he admitted to huffing the compressed air. He also complained about nausea and hot then cold waves. Officers searched for Wagner in their system and found he was driving on a revoked license.

Michael Wagner was arrested and charged with driving under the influence 5th offense and driving on a revoked license. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $16,000 bond.

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