25-year-old Jonathan Yancey was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle while stopped in the middle of the roadway near Lebanon Pike and Donelson Pike just after 2 a.m. Saturday. NFD arrived and kept him warm in the back of the ambulance until police arrived. He admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the night, had slurred speech, and was visibly intoxicated. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for driving under the influence. He later clarified that he consumed one Bud Light Beer and one shot of Tequila prior to diving.
23-year-old Parker Bates was driving in the parking garage at the Music City Center on Representative John Lewis Way South to pick up two of her friends late January 26th. Officers noticed her two intoxicated friends waiting for her and directing her to their location. Bates arrived and stopped a few feet from the officers. When Bates exited her vehicle, officers quickly noticed she had the smell of alcohol on her person. Officers asked if Bates had drunk anything, which she denied. Bates then agreed to a quick breathalyzer test and failed. Officers asked her to perform additional sobriety tests, which she consented to and performed poorly. Officers advised Bates of implied consent and agreed to a full breath test where she blew a 0.113 BAC%. Bates was taken into custody and charged for driving under the influence.
22-year-old Jackson Brady collided with a Toyota Tundra in his blue Kia on the interstate near Jefferson Street early January 28th. Officers located the two vehicles at the Stewarts Ferry Pike and Bell Road intersection and noticed the Tundra following the Kia. So, they activated their sirens, initiating a traffic stop on the Kia. Brady was slow to stop and exhibited many signs of intoxication during their interaction. Brady advised that he didn’t know he had hit a vehicle and consented to sobriety tests, where he performed poorly. Brady told them that he was going home from work, then admitted to consuming alcohol before driving. Brady was taken into custody for driving under the influence, failing to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, and failing to give information.
31-year-old Shane Stoltzfus was involved in a two-vehicle accident near the West Trinity Lane and Brick Church Pike intersection in the early hours of January 28th. Officers observed the accident and spoke with Stoltzfus to render aid if needed. During questioning, he had a hard time getting his identification and showed signs of intoxication. Stoltzfus admitted to drinking 2-3 IPA beers at his job, consented to sobriety tests, and performed poorly. They informed him of implied consent, and he agreed to provide a breath sample, which resulted in 0.219 BAC%. Stoltzfus was taken into custody for driving under the influence.
28-year-old Nickolas Levi Bell was involved in a car accident during the early hours of January 28th. As officers arrived, Bell advised them that he was the driver and admitted to alcohol consumption. Bell consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and provided a breath sample, resulting in 0.135 BAC%. Bell was taken into custody for driving under the influence.
18-year-old Jackson Crouch had a car accident on I-24 East near mile marker 61 on January 28th. When officers arrived, NFD personnel advised them that Crouch did not want medical attention. They spoke with Crouch, who said he was changing a song, causing him to swerve off the roadway into the tree line. Then, he told them that he took a “bong rip” before driving. They observed him to be visibly intoxicated as he refused to participate in sobriety tests. Crouch was informed of implied consent and later admitted to drinking alcohol under Miranda. He was taken into custody for driving under the influence.
18-year-old Colin Teaser told police he was just “chilling” with his girlfriend on Bell Road at the Rural Hill Church of Christ parking lot on January 21st when they encountered the couple in a car together. Officers received reports regarding a suspicious vehicle, arrived, and spoke to Teaser, who advised them that a security guard had informed him it was private property before they showed up. They noticed his slurred words as he told them he had taken two allergy medications. He consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly, showing numerous signs of impairment. Teaser was taken into custody for driving under the influence.
28-year-old Taylor Riley was speeding down the roadway just after 2 a.m. Saturday when officers observed her slow down erratically while swapping between lanes, and eventually coming to a stop across two lanes of travel on Gallatin Pike. She was slow to respond to officers who approached her, and stated she had consumed “two green tea shots” before driving. She showed multiple signs of impairment on field sobriety tests and blew a 0.160% BAC on a breathalyzer.
66-year-old Gary Satyshur was driving the wrong way on Old Hickory Blvd near Woodbury Falls Drive in the early hours of January 11th. Officers observed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop, noting the car had mud on the right front tire and damage to the bumper. Satyshur was reportedly not able to make sense of his surroundings and had slurred speech, as well as reeking of alcohol. He initially admitted to having one vodka tonic at 6 p.m. He then later said he had two vodka tonics at 7 p.m. Satyshur attempted field sobriety tests but was unable to keep his eyes open or maintain his balance. Medics were called to clear him due to possible low blood sugar. Medics declared Satyshur was medically ok, with regular blood sugar readings. He was transported to booking, where intake officers discovered three Gabapentin pills in his pocket.
26-year-old Byron Maaz was jailed after crashing into a car late January 9th. When speaking with Maaz, officers learned he did not have a valid driver’s license or insurance on his vehicle. Maaz had a strong odor of alcohol on his person and had bloodshot eyes. Footage of the incident was found on a neighbor’s Ring doorbell, which showed Maaz crashing into the vehicle in front of him without slowing down. Maaz consented to sobriety tests and was unable to follow directions to finish the tests. Maaz admitted to drinking three Corona beers before driving. Officers then performed a probable cause search on his vehicle, finding multiple empty beer cans inside. Byron Maaz was taken into custody and charged with DUI, Driving without a license, and having no insurance.