DUI 2 for 1: Drunk man crashes into drunk friend who crashed into a ditch, who he was coming to help

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Melvil Arnt, 30, and Natasha Nancel, 24, were both charged with DUI overnight when Natasha left the Fox Bar in East Nashville and crashed into a ditch. She called her friend, Melvil, to come to assist, however, he struck her vehicle upon arrival. Both parties blew over double the legal BAC level.

Metro Police responded to a crash at 12:04 AM Thursday morning at 2020 Cooper Lane, to a report of a vehicle crashed into a ditch. The driver of the crashed vehicle, identified as Natasha Nancel, was found outside her vehicle, and police note she smelled of alcohol and admitted to looking at her phone and swerving off the roadway. She told officers she had a glass of wine and an espresso martini at the Fox Bar just before driving.

Natasha Nancel (MNPD)
Natasha Nancel (MNPD)

Before police arrived, she had called her friend to assist her with her crashed vehicle. The friend, identified as Melvil Arnt, was observed by police while at the scene, and he admitted to striking Nancel’s crashed vehicle with his truck. He admitted to drinking “two beers” prior to driving.

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Melvil Arnt (MNPD)
Melvil Arnt (MNPD)

Melvil Arnt and Natasha Nancel were both booked into the Metro Nashville jail, charged with DUI, and freed on pre-trial release. Melvil blew a 0.191 BAC, and Nancel blew a 0.179 BAC, both more than double the legal limit of 0.08

Arnt, Melvil6004773752 MOSS ROSE DR
nashville, TN 37216
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Nancel, Natasha6004761317 HOLLY ST
nashville, TN 37206
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  3. Bianca

    I thought she was a middle-aged divorcee. TWENTY-FOUR?!

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