Former State Rep Jeremy Durham charged with DUI in late night downtown Nashville crash

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Former State Representative Jeremy Durham was arrested overnight by the Metro Nashville Police Department. He is charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

Just after 11 p.m. Saturday, Metro Nashville police responded to 1st & Broadway, where 38-year-old Jeremy Durham was involved in a motor vehicle collision. Officer Cote observed indicators of impairment to include slurred speech, dilated pupils, and Durham was unsteady on his feet. 

Mr. Durham tried to walk away, at which point he was detained in a patrol car. Officers report they could smell the obvious odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and person, his eyes were bloodshot and watery, and his speech appeared slow and mumbled. 

When requested to perform field sobriety tests, Durham simply replied, “lawyer,” and gave the same answer repeatedly when asked about a blood test. Due to the other driver being injured, a search warrant was requested for Durham’s blood.

During a search incident to arrest of Durham, officers located a green metal grinder with marijuana residue. He was additionally charged with possession of paraphernalia. When Officer Cote was placing him in handcuffs, he physically resisted by trying to pull away from Officer Cote, trying to prevent being secured in handcuffs.

Jeremy Durham (MNPD)
Jeremy Durham (MNPD)
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