38-year-old Stephen Reck had a flat tire and pulled onto the side of the interstate — and a short time later a TDOT assistance vehicle arrived to help the stranded motorist. While helping the citizen, the TDOT employee noticed Reck was visibly intoxicated and notified police. Reck told responding officers he was on his way to a concert and admitted to drinking prior to driving. He would later blow a 0.234% BAC on a breathalyzer.
Metro Nashville Police found 23-year-old Allison ‘Allie’ Hutchinson sitting in the driver’s seat of her car as they responded to a traffic collision on March 13th. She smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Once given a breathalyzer, she blew a 0.204% BAC.
Nashville Police say 43-year-old Jamie Westerhoff drove her car into a tree next to oncoming traffic early Wednesday. She was sitting in the driver’s seat with the vehicle still in drive when officers arrived. She was unable to provide police with words in any order that made much sense, but she did blow a 0.247% BAC on the breathalyzer — over three times the legal limit in Tennessee. She was too intoxicated to perform field sobriety tests at the scene without being a danger to herself.
37-year-old musician Joel Bauman, of The Band Royale, told police he had “two beers” at a friend’s house prior to them finding him asleep behind the wheel of his car on West End on February 20th. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Bauman would blow a 0.182% BAC on the breathalyzer. He assured officers he had nothing on him she shouldn’t have as he was being taken to jail, however, once at booking officers located a small 0.2 gram baggie of what appeared to be cocaine in his wallet, resulting in an additional felony charge.
37-year-old Hoan Bui told police he had 2-3 beers and a shot of liquor in downtown Nashville before crashing his vehicle early Saturday morning. A witness observed him driving the wrong way on Bell Road just before the crash. Bui blew a 0.115 BAC on a breathalyzer and was charged with DUI, and was additionally booked on an outstanding citation from 2018, charging him with driving on a suspended license. Bui is free on pre-trial release.
22-year-old Alexandria Dearmon was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail early Monday morning by Belle Meade Police Officer Hayley Doty. Dearmon, who crashed her vehicle at 2:02 a.m., explained that she had only consumed one tequila sunrise at a local bar, and was driving another individual home from the bar. Despite her role as the ‘designated driver, Dearmon blew a 0.119 BAC and had multiple empty alcoholic beverage containers in her vehicle. She is free on pre-trial release.
25-year-old Clifford ‘Cliff’ O’Brien was booked into the Metro Jail just before daylight Sunday morning, charged with DUI. Police were called to the CSX train yard just after 4 a.m. as security had stopped a vehicle they observed driving on the dozens of train tracks at the location. The driver, who lives in Clarksville, told officers he had left a bar in downtown Nashville and his GPS took him to the South Nashville train yard, and onto the tracks, and he didn’t know how to get out. When asked to do a one-legged stand, the soldier instead marched forward while holding each foot in the air for three seconds. He eventually blew a 0.204 BAC on the breathalyzer. He is free on pre-trial release.
Metro Police say 40-year-old Christina Morales crashed in North Nashville, then drove her vehicle to another location before calling police to report the crash. She was obviously intoxicated upon their arrival, and said she had “a few beers”, admitting she had just come from “hanging out with her ex”. She consented to a breathalyzer, on which she blew a 0.321, which is over 4x the legal limit in Tennessee. She is charged with DUI and free on pre-trial release.
41-year-old Erica Ness, co-owner of Nashville’s The Crying Wolf Bar blew a .232 BAC in the early hours of Saturday morning after crashing her vehicle into a utility pole on Gallatin Ave. That’s nearly three times the legal limit of .08 BAC in Tennessee. She is charged with DUI, and free on pre-trial release.
Poice found 27-year-old Jessica Mackinnon asleep/passed out behind the wheel in the middle of an intersection in Antioch. After medics and others eventually got her awake and alert she told first responders she drank one beer and smoked marijuana. She blew a 0.211 BAC, nearly three times the legal limit. She remains jailed in lieu of a $1.500 bond.