39-year-old attorney Seamus Timothy Kelly was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail early Friday morning after a VUPD Officer says he admitted drinking “a couple of beers” before making a left turn into another vehicle and crashing as the officer watched from the stop-light of the same intersection.
VUPD Officer O’Darra Beauvais says she was traveling north in the far right lane of 21st Ave and was stopped for a traffic light at Edgehill Ave at 12:18 a.m. Friday. The vehicle driven by Seamus Kelly was traveling South on 21st and had a red light, while the other involved vehicle was traveling north on 21st in the far left lane. Kelly then turned left into the other vehicle, despite not having a green light at the time, according to the officer. He turned directly into the other involved vehicle, causing a crash.
During the investigation, Kelly was noted to have slurred speech, red and bloodshot eyes, and tripped over his own feet, unable to maintain his balance. When asked if he had been drinking, he told the officer “yes, a couple of beers”. He reportedly did no perform well on field sobriety tests.