Wesley Johnson says he “snorted pain pills” prior to crash on I-65 in Nashville

Police say 29-year-old Wesley Johnson had to be revived with Narcan after he crashed his vehicle on I-65S in late October. He told first responders he had two alcoholic beverages and had snorted pain pills prior to driving that night. He was transported to Vanderbilt for treatment and issued a citation for DUI 2nd offense. He was booked on that citation this week.

DUI: Michael Lelli found asleep behind the wheel on I-40

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.

Nashville Content Creator Hannah Noel Grooms charged with 2nd DUI after Antioch crash

Metro Nashville Police found 26-year-old Nashville content creator Hannah Noel Grooms standing on the side of Bell Road crying after having just driven her vehicle into the wooded ravine below, where it was flipped upside down. Grooms was very intoxicated and admitted to drinking a half bottle of wine, stating she was coming from Jonathan’s Grille in Mt. Juliet. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to Summit Hospital for treatment. She was previously convicted of DUI in Kentucky in February of 2022 and has a revoked license.

DUI: Hope Jenkins says she had “two shots” of liquor prior to crash

Police say 23-year-old Hope Alexander Jenkins was involved in an automobile crash just before midnight on August 31st on Springfield Highway. When officers arrived, they immediately noticed an open bottle of vodka on the floorboard of the vehicle and smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Jenkins. Jenkins, who admitted to drinking”two shots” of liquor before driving, performed poorly on field sobriety tests and later consented to a blood draw. She also has a prior DUI conviction in 2018, along with a suspended license.

DUI: Michael Collier says he sniffed unknown powder on a receipt paper before blacking out

Metro Nashville Police responded to a single-vehicle accident on I-40 where a Kia Sportage driven by 25-year-old Michael Collier impacted a guardrail near the Central Pike ramp. First responders arrived to find Collier unresponsive behind the wheel. After finding a white powdery substance in the cup holder, two doses of Narcan were administered with no impact on his level of responsiveness throughout the emergency transport. As the ambulance arrived at the hospital bay, Collier suddenly eloped from the gurney and fled on foot for a short distance until stopped by officers and detained. He told officers he picked up a receipt from the cup holder and noticed the powder on his fingers and sniffed his fingers to see what it was on the receipt. Seconds after sniffing his fingers he says he blacked out and woke up in the back of the ambulance. We previously covered Collier when he assaulted his girlfriend with a hamburger from behind in 2021.

Musician Hannah Fairlight arrested after playing drunken bumper cars with her children in the vehicle

Nashville Police say 36-year-old Nashville musician Hannah Fairlight Schleuder had dinner and drinks at an East Nashville restaurant Wednesday evening with her two children, and when finished she placed them in the minivan with her and proceeded to play what can only be described as a game of drunken bumper cars in the parking lot of the location at 3917 Gallatin Pike. Officers arrived to find the front bumper of her own vehicle ripped off and lying on the payment. Hannah Fairlight had hit multiple vehicles in the parking lot, including the vehicle of one man who took the keys from her and brought them to the restaurant manager, reporting she was drunk driving in the parking lot with her two children in the vehicle.

Hannah was so intoxicated she was unable to properly provide police with the names and birthdays of her two children in the vehicle with her, ages 2 and 6. She claimed one of her children was born in the year 2025. She was charged with DUI 2nd (she has a prior Williamson County conviction from 2019), and two counts of felony child endangerment. She is free on a $32,000 bond.

Gerik Pennock charged with DUI in downtown Nashville near Justice Center / Jail Booking

Metro Nashville Police say first responders found 32-year-old Gerik Pennock passed out in the driver’s seat of his vehicle at 200 James Robertson Parkway in downtown Nashville Monday night. Nashville Fire had had him loaded into their unit for evaluation when officers arrived and found an open container of alcohol in the black Jetta, which was registered to Pennock. There was only about 1/4th of the bottle remaining. Pennock admitted to drinking prior to driving but would not state how much he had consumed. He has a prior DUI conviction in Michigan.

Man says he used cocaine & opioids prior to crash — Mitchell Baxter

32-year-old Michell Baxter told paramedics he used cocaine and opioids prior to a crash on December 23rd. Baxter was initially found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of his crashed truck, unresponsive with fixed pinpoint pupils and a slight pulse. Narcan was administered and he eventually became responsive as he was being transferred onto the gurney. He stated he remembered nothing about the wreck, and refused to answer any questions after being read his rights. Baxter was charged with DUI 2nd and violation of the implied consent law. Baxter also received a citation charging him with DUI 2nd in October, for which he has not yet been to court. He remains jailed in lieu of a $2,500 bond.

DUI 2nd: Man admits to drinking ‘several beers’ before speeding alongside THP trooper — Frankie Messinger

36-year-old Frank ‘Frankie’ Messinger Jr. was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail over the holiday weekend after he was doing 70 mph in a 55 mph zone on I-40 while passing a state trooper. After he was pulled over he admitted to drinking ‘several beers’ prior to driving, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He was previously convicted of DUI in 2016, so he was charged with DUI 2nd and transported to booking. He is free on pre-trial release.

DUI: Man charged with DUI-2nd Offense after crash on Broadway in downtown Nashville — Blake Aaron

27-year-old Blake Aaron is free on pre-trial release after being charged with DUI – 2nd Offense after crashing his Nissan Sentra into another vehicle at 612 Broadway in downtown Nashville. He admitted drinking prior to the crash, and to a prior DUI in the state of Kentucky. He was unable to complete standard field sobriety tests, however, a blood draw was completed at General Hospital before he was transported to booking.