31-year-old Zachery Baker was booked early Friday morning after officers observed him speeding down I-40, going 82 mph in a 55 mph zone. When the police attempted to pull Mr. Baker over, he yielded and nearly struck the cushion barrier. While speaking with Baker, officers could smell alcohol coming from his vehicle and asked him if he had anything to drink, to which he replied that he didn’t. His speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot, and he staggered while walking. He finally admitted he had one 12oz Corona an hour before the stop. Mr. Baker then performed poorly on sobriety tests and was transported to Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital for a blood sample before booking.
23-year-old Madison Haneburg was driving at 83 mph in a 55 mph zone late Thursday night when she passed a state trooper who conducted a traffic stop. She initially pulled against the left concrete shoulder and had to be instructed to pull to the right side of the road. Officers say she reeked of alcohol upon approach and admitted to drinking three 10 oz tequila drinks at the Basement East prior to driving. She estimated her level of intoxication as a “4” when asked to rate it on a scale from 1 to 10. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking.
56-year-old Jeffery Soto says he drank three vodka martinis at a Broadway bar in downtown Nashville Friday night before getting behind the wheel of his vehicle with his wife as a passenger. An officer noticed him driving well under the speed limit on Interstate 40 just after 1 a.m., and he was crossing the lanes on the road. The officer initiated his emergency equipment, but instead of stopping, Soto drove one mile and then crashed into a retaining wall of exit ramp 52. He staggered out of the driver’s seat and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody and charged with DUI.