38-year-old Keith Gardner is charged with reckless driving after passing a police officer while traveling 100 mph on I-24 near Ellington Parkway, where the speed limit is 55 mph. He made abrupt lane changes and almost lost control when he ran off the shoulder of the roadway. A traffic stop was conducted and he was cited for reckless driving and driving on a suspended license (2nd offense).
19-year-old Zachary Wilson was involved in a traffic crash in November when it was discovered he was driving on a suspended license and without insurance. He was issued citations and never appeared in court, so a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. He was booked on the two outstanding charges this week.
51-year-old Nicole Noe crashed her Saturn SUV into a utility pole on Charlotte Ave late Sunday night but reassured responding officers that her suspended license wasn’t relevant, as she wasn’t “driving,” she was “traveling.” She repeatedly told officers, “I’m a nurse at Vanderbilt,” as she adamantly refused all medical treatment, stating she would know if she needed medical attention. She admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the day, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. She was taken into custody and charged with DUI. Records show that Noe received her CNA license with the state in 2003, which expired in April 2022.
Police say 21-year-old Kian Garcia drove past them in his gold Hyundai Genesis at a high rate of speed on Dickerson Pike on November 19th and began weaving through traffic as the officer followed the vehicle. After running the license plate and it coming back as registered to a GMC truck, officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Garcia had no plans on stopping. After a brief chase, officers stopped the pursuit due to public safety as the vehicle drove into the oncoming lanes of traffic. Nearby officers observed the car park at a car lot on Gallatin Pike, and two males exited the car. Officers approached the building and detained the two individuals. Inside the car during the pursuit was Garcia’s two-month-old son, who was unharmed.
#VIDEO: Nashville Bounty Hunter Michael Bolden often posts videos to his 40,000 TikTok followers, showing wanted fugitives he has captured for bail bond companies. Late Thursday night, it was the sister of a fugitive who was behind the camera as Bolden watched his fugitive escape his custody in a wild ride on Dickerson Pike, part of which included Bolden backing into the sister’s car when she blocked him in, Bolden firing his gun at the sister’s car, and eventually driving down Dickerson Pike with his fugitive hanging onto the outside of his vehicle while she is still cuffed to the dashboard inside. The fugitive, Antoinette Hall, eventually slipped her handcuffs after he pulled over, and she escaped from his custody.
Metro Nashville Police responded to a vehicle parked on the side of I-40 in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Behind the wheel, officers observed 26-year-old Michael Lelli sleeping for a considerable amount of time before being able to wake him. Once awake, he reportedly stumped on his feet and reeked of alcohol, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Lelli admitted to consuming “one beer and two mixed drinks” prior to driving. He was charged with DUI 2nd and driving on a suspended license. He has a prior DUI conviction from 2017, according to police.
32-year-old Billie Pace was the driver of a vehicle parked at the HomeTowne Studios on Murfreesboro Pike Tuesday. Officers were in the area and ran the tag, which came back as stolen during a robbery. As officers attempted a felony stop at gunpoint, Pace put the vehicle in reverse and fled from the parking spot. Spike strips were deployed at the entrance/exit to the extended-stay complex but did not immediately stop the vehicle. The rubber eventually separated from the rim of a front tire near Kipling & Connelly Drive, and Pace gave up the chase, unable to control the vehicle. A search revealed a syringe and a glass crack pipe, and Pace refused to be interviewed. In addition to the pending charges for the original robbery/kidnapping, he was charged with auto theft, drug paraphernalia, evading arrest, and driving on a suspended license.
20-year-old German Zepeda was driving in Antioch when was driving on the wrong side of the road and crashed head-on into another vehicle. His two juvenile passengers, ages 14 & 17, both sustained injuries. He initially claimed his brakes were faulty, causing the crash, however, police noticed his eyes were extremely watery and he was slow to respond to commands and answer questions. Zepeda denied drinking, however, admitted to smoking one marijuana-filled blunt, approximately ten minutes prior to driving.
27-year-old Raven Lockridge was charged with driving under the influence, driving while license revoked, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance after she told paramedics she used marijuana before she wrecked her car.
33-year-old Sundee Mcclain was charged with theft of a vehicle, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, evading arrest with risk of death or injury, and drug paraphernalia after she led police on a vehicle pursuit in a stolen vehicle.