24-year-old Gregory Alejandro Alvarez says he was “drunk as hell” after drinking four shots of tequila, two beers, and two cups of wine before calling 911 sixteen times… from inside Metro General Hospital. Alvarez had been discharged from the hospital after being treated for an unrelated incident, claiming that hospital staff had stolen his money. Dispatchers advised him to stop calling 911 for this matter multiple times on multiple calls, yet the calls continued to come into the Emergency Communications Center.
When officers stopped 36-year-old Charles Jones III on I-40 in the early hours of Thursday morning he reportedly told them “I’m going to be honest, I’m intoxicated” before he broke down and began to cry. He stated he had consumed 6 beers and did “at least 1 body shot” before driving, and then requested an attorney. The result of his breathalyzer test was 0.207% BAC.
21-year-old Phoebe Tillemans was booked into jailed overnight, and charged with DUI after police say she was intoxicated and crashed her vehicle on I-65 North, and admitted to drinking prior to driving. When asked about the details of the crash, she began telling a story about how she was out with friends but none of the times she recounted it did she ever get close to the car crash part of the story. She also admitted to taking Vyvanse. Tillemans performed poorly on field sobriety tests and refused further testing after admitting to having “3 or 4” drinks of wine.
Metro Nashville Police say 36-year-old Suzanne Joiner first told them she had “cocktails” two hours before crashing into a home on Elvira Avenue. She would later admit she had “a couple of beers” just before the wreck. She reportedly used the gas pedal instead of the brake when arriving at a friend’s house, causing her to collide with multiple parked vehicles and the front porch of the house. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.
23-year-old Bohlt Hamrick told police he had around 5 drinks at a #DowntownNashville bar Wednesday night, a mix of both beer and liquor, before he began the drive home. Police and medics would find him extremely intoxicated in a crashed car on Riverbank Drive, where a home security camera captured him speeding down Stone Hall Blvd, striking a curb, and coming to rest in the intersection. He told police he “was just driving home” in the neighborhood, however, he lives in a neighborhood approximately 8 miles away. After field sobriety tests, Hamrick submitted to a breathalyzer, where he blew a 0.166 BAC – over double the legal limit. He was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail, charged with DUI / driving under the influence. He is free on pre-trial release.
41-year-old State of Tennessee employee Leann ‘Lee-Lea’ Bernard was found unconscious behind the wheel of her vehicle in West Nashville, and medics alerted police when they revived her and she was stumbling around with no obvious medical reason. She eventually admitted to officers she had been drinking, and they located two empty beer cans and one nearly empty bottle of vodka in the vehicle. Bernard pleaded guilty to a prior DUI in July of 2019. She was given pre-trial release on the new charge. Bernard is a software developer under the Department of Finance, according to state records.
51-year-old Thomas Halloran was charged with domestic assault after shoving Helen Billings into a chair during a dispute and allegedly threw a beer onto Billings, per report.
33-year-old Jose Bautista was charged with driving without a license, driving under the influence and implied consent after allegedly being unable to stay in his lane of travel, halting his vehicle on Una Antioch Pike, then driving into the oncoming lane of traffic.
We’re not sure if the bigger crime is charging $7 for 72 ounces of Bud Light, or someone stealing it. At any rate, Austin Richards was arrested by Metro Police, charged with theft of merchandise (<$1000) and booked into the Metro Jail.
Thanks to Metro Council Member Freddie O’Connell, it’s no longer illegal to deliver beer in Nashville after 11 p.m.