Metro Nashville Police say 46-year-old April Watkins crashed her vehicle into the concrete outside of MNPD Headquarters, located at 600 Murfreesboro Pike, in the early morning hours of December 3rd. A Metro Security Officer disabled her vehicle so she wouldn’t drive away, and responding police officers found the “highly intoxicated” woman squatting while urinating on the steps of the facility. She was half-dressed with her legging pulled down and shirt half-off, according to a police report. She was so intoxicated that field sobriety tests were unable to be performed, and officers say they found prescribed Hydrocodone in her vehicle during a tow inventory, and believe that could have attributed to the unusually high level of intoxication. Watkins is free on pre-trial release.
|ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:|
|ON 12/03/2021 POLICE RECEIVED A CALL FOR SERVICE AT 600 MURFREESBORO PIKE FOR A VEHICLE THAT WRECKED INTO THE CONCRETE GARDEN PLANTER OUTSIDE THE LOCATION. POLICE WERE INFORMED BY METRO SECURITY AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS THAT THE DEFENDANT WAS SITTING IN HER VEHICLE ON THE ROADWAY FOR A WHILE PRIOR TO HER TAKING OFF AND DRIVING OVER THE CURB AND STRIKING THE PLANTER.|
METRO SECURITY STATED THAT HE DISABLED THE VEHICLE AND OBSERVED THE DEFENDANT TO BE HIGHLY INTOXICATED AT WHICH POINT HE CALLED FOR POLICE. POLICE ARRIVED ON SCENE AND OBSERVED THE DEFENDANT TO BE SITTING ON THE STEPS WITH HER LEGGINGS PULLED DOWN AND SHIRT HALF OFF AS SHE URINATED ON THE STEPS. POLICE INSTRUCTED THE DEFENDANT TO DRESS HERSELF WHICH SHE PARTIALLY DID BY PULLING UP HER LEGGINGS.
POLICE OBSERVED THE DEFENDANT TO NEARLY FALL OVER FOUR TIMES AS SHE DID SO. POLICE OBSERVED THE DEFENDANT TO HAVE A HEAVY SLUR IN HER SPEECH AS SHE SPOKE. POLICE ATTEMPTED TO DO SFST S BUT WERE UNABLE TO DO SO DUE TO THE DEFENDANTS LEVEL OF INTOXICATION. POLICE TOOK THE DEFENDANT INTO CUSTODY AND ATTEMPTED TO READ IMPLIED CONSENT TO THE DEFENDANT BUT SHE SEEMED UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND DUE TO HER LEVEL OF INTOXICATION.
POLICE FOUND THE DEFENDANT TO HAVE NO PRIOR DUI S. POLICE MIRANDIZED THE DEFENDANT AND WERE UNABLE TO GET ANY FURTHER FROM THE DEFENDANT DUE TO HER LEVEL OF INTOXICATION. POLICE INVENTORIED THE DEFENDANT S VEHICLE PRIOR TO TOWING IT AND FOUND THE DEFENDANTS PRESCRIPTION TO HYDROCODONE WHICH MAY HAVE INFLUENCED THE LEVEL OF INTOXICATION. POLICE THEN TRANSPORTED HER TO BOOKING.
|RICKARD T LUELLEN|
|SIGNED BY COMMISSIONER / JUDGE:|
|GS957376||IMPLIED CONSENT – CIVIL||0|
|DEFENDANT:||WATKINS, APRIL S|
|ADDRESS:||2648 CANDLEWICK CT|
NASHVILLE, TN 37127
|ADMITTED:||12/03/2021 02:40 AM|
|RELEASED:||12/03/2021 09:45 AM|