Metro Nashville Police came upon a vehicle parked and running at Charlotte Ave & 48th at 2:13 a.m. Thursday, with 24-year-old Ivy Searles asleep inside, reclined in the driver’s seat. Officers knocked on the window, and she eventually woke up and rolled down her window. Officers say they immediately smelled alcohol coming from her breath. Searles stated she had dinner and a martini at the Hawthorne restaurant, about a block away, at 7:30 p.m. and then walked to Otto’s bar for another martini after dinner. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking, charged with DUI.
43-year-old Sejal Desai says she consumed two IPA beers, including a “Bearded Iris” at a party before falling asleep behind the wheel of her car in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police and medics arrived to find her still sleeping and woke her up. She stated she was disoriented and tired while driving and fell asleep but later admitted her disorientation was due to being intoxicated. She was charged with DUI.
Officers working the Entertainment District Initiative in downtown Nashville were flagged down by bystanders who advised that 28-year-old Christopher Reddick was asleep or passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle on Broadway amid many other cars and pedestrians. He was coming to as officers approached his vehicle, but he provided severely delayed responses to questions and was obviously intoxicated. He stated: “I’ve been drinking enough today,” and refused all field sobriety and chemical/breath tests.
Police responded to a report of a traffic crash Sunday and found 22-year-old Tadarius Noel asleep behind the wheel with the vehicle still in drive, and crashed into another vehicle. Officers were able to place the vehicle in park before waking Noel, who reeked of alcohol. He claimed he only had one cup of wine within the past couple of hours and told officers he wasn’t driving but just sitting in his vehicle parked. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Noel blew a 0.093 % BAC on a breathalyzer.
45-year-old Travis Shane Turner, from North Carolina, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Thursday just after 7 a.m. when police found him slumped over the wheel of his running vehicle in a lane of travel with a blanket over his head. He reportedly had slurred speech and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Turner refused a breathalyzer and is free on pre-trial release.
22-year-old Jordan Woods was booked into the Metro Nasvhille Jail just before daylight Sunday, after officers found him asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle that was parked in the middle of an intersection with his engine and lights off, with the keys out of the ignition. As officers observed cars maneuver around him they knocked on the window and eventually woke him from his slumber. He claimed to be “waiting on a text message” to tell him where to go. It was unclear how long he had been asleep at the intersection. Woods performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI and for a bag of marijuana found inside his jacket pocket. He is free on pre-trial release and listed a TSU campus dorm as his bond-out address.
31-year-old Chelsea Brown was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail early Sunday morning, after police located her asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle, which was running and in ‘drive’, in East Nashville. When asked for her license, she presented a while ‘Simplicity’ credit card, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Brown was transported to booking and charged with DUI and violation of the implied consent law after she declined to submit to a breathalyzer test. She is free on pre-trial release.
25-year-old Cardiovascular ICU Travel Nurse Jazmen Flowers was found drunk and asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle at a Krystal’s drive-thru in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police say they approached her vehicle in the line after being notified her the situation, and she ‘lurched’ the vehicle several feet forward as they woke her. She reportedly reeked of alcohol and admitted to drinking vodka & cranberry drinks earlier in the evening. She was charged with DUI and transported to booking, where she blew a 0.17 BAC just over double the legal limit. She is free on pre-trial release.
Police say 42-year-old Lauren Broussard drove through the front yard of a home, traveling to the back of the property, hitting a swing set along the way. Police found her in the treeline, sleeping, with an open bottle of Coors in the center console. She is free on pre-trial release.
51-year-old Thomas Courtney, of Mt. Juliet’s Courtney’s Restaurant & Catering, told officers he thought he was “in his bed” when they found him asleep behind the wheel of a running car late Thursday night, heavily intoxicated