William Haywood Routon charged with DUI after 3 IPAs — fell asleep behind the wheel

Metro Nashville Police were flagged down near West End and Cherokee Ave just after 11 p.m. Monday in response to a man asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle at a stop sign. The man, identified as 46-year-old William Haywood Routon, had just woken up and sped away at a high rate of speed, according to the woman who was flagging them down. Officers caught up with Routon as he drove toward his family’s $3 million estate on Ebenway Drive. He admitted to drinking “3 IPAs at a friend’s home” prior to driving and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He was transported to booking and charged with DUI.