25-year-old Anthony Castiglia was booked on a citation for DUI this week stemming from a December crash that sent him to the hospital. Court records show Castiglia told officers he intentionally rammed his vehicle into a tree on Ellison Place.
Officers found several consumed cans of White Claw in both the front and back seats of the vehicle. He was transported to Vanderbilt and admitted due to internal injuries.
When police responded to a crash on I-40, 24-year-old Robert “Cade” Marklein told officers a car forced him into the guardrail and off the roadway. Officers, however, noticed Marklein appeared to be heavily intoxicated, and after questioning, Marklein admitted to drinking “two beers” earlier in the night.
He eventually blew more than double the legal limit, a 0.185% BAC and was charged with DUI and driving on a suspended license. Cade Marklein is free on a $2,500 bond.
29-year-old William Sidebotham crashed his vehicle just before 9 p.m. Monday near 6th Ave. N & Jefferson. When officers found him, he was obviously intoxicated, had trouble standing, and admitted to consuming three drinks prior to driving. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and refused any blood or breath testing.
Sidebotham was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail and charged with DUI and violation of the implied consent law. He is free on pre-trial release.
32-year-old Travel Nurse Megan Elizabeth Thaggard is jailed in lieu of a $7,500 bond after police found her crashed into a crosswalk pole in downtown Nashville. When they attempted to provide her with medical assistance she refused, declaring “I don’t need care, because I’m a traveling RN!” She would eventually blow a 0.151 % BAC on a breathalyzer after admitting to drinking prior to driving. She also had a 9mm Kimber loaded with hollow-point bullets in the car within her reach. She actively resisted arrest for several minutes until police were eventually able to get her into custody. She was transported a few hundred feet to booking and charged with DUI, handgun under the influence, resisting arrest, and no insurance.
22-year-old Yessica Leon was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail early Monday morning after police responded to a single-vehicle crash of which she was the driver. Yessica admitted to having “3-4 drinks” at a local bar before attempting to drive herself home. She showed signs of intoxication on all field sobriety tests and blew a 0.177% BAC on a breathalyzer test. She is free on pre-trial release.
24-year-old Zulangel Pacheo, who has about 100K fans across social media platforms, was driving one of the vehicles involved in a crash on Saturday. Two people had to be transported to Vanderbilt with serious injuries. A person from the other vehicle had a broken femur, and the passenger in Pacheo’s vehicle suffered life-threatening injuries. Pacheo was found to have no insurance and no license to drive, resulting in her mandatory arrest under state law, since injuries occurred. She was transported to the Metro Nashville Jail, and charged with driving without a license and without insurance. She is free on pre-trial release.
37-year-old Rachel Oliphant told officers she had just used heroin before being involved in a three-car crash just before 8 a.m. Monday in Antioch. Nashville fire found her unconscious behind the wheel, and revived her with Narcan, per court documents. She is 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.
32-year-old Nashville corporate healthcare attorney Rachel E. Taylor blew nearly double the legal limit, a 0.151 BAC, after a crash on I-40 late Wednesday night. She reportedly told officers she was attempting to follow the directions from her GPS when a vehicle cut her off and she over-corrected, causing her to lose control and crash into a guard rail. She is free on pre-trial release.
19-year-old Austin Dubois is now charged with reckless endangerment, his actions resulting in the death of 19-year-old Mitchell Copeland in March. DuBois was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Tuesday on a warrant that alleges he told investigators “I was flying, I was going fast, way too fast, way too fucking fast” while driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO. He was traveling 60 in a 35 mph zone when he entered a curve in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. Dubois is free on a $5,000 bond.