Metro Nashville Police say 28-year-old Rachel Monahan was heavily intoxicated and riding in the back of a taxi on I-40 when she apparently opened the door and jumped out of the vehicle, running toward the side of the road. The driver alerted police, who located her at mile marker 215, where she told them she had “a lot” to drink, and jumped out of the cab because she thought her taxi driver “was weird”. Officers charged her with public intoxication and transported her to booking.
ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:
On 11/21/2021 Officers located the defendant at mile marker 215/0 on I-40 East. The defendant’s taxi driver called police stating she opened the door and jumped out of the vehicle and ran toward the side of the road.
Officers observed the defendant to have an odor of alcoholic beverage, red watery eyes, and slurred speech. The defendant stated she had a lot to drink tonight, and jumped out of the vehicle because she thought her taxi driver was weird. Due to the defendant creating an unsafe situation for drivers and causing a nuisance for the taxi driver, she was arrested for Public Intoxication.