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.
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.
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.
41-year-old State of Tennessee employee Leann ‘Lee-Lea’ Bernard was found unconscious behind the wheel of her vehicle in West Nashville, and medics alerted police when they revived her and she was stumbling around with no obvious medical reason. She eventually admitted to officers she had been drinking, and they located two empty beer cans and one nearly empty bottle of vodka in the vehicle. Bernard pleaded guilty to a prior DUI in July of 2019. She was given pre-trial release on the new charge. Bernard is a software developer under the Department of Finance, according to state records.
26-year-old outdoor brand influencer Sophie Swaney, who has over a million followers across various platforms, was arrested Saturday in Nashville after police say she was driving under the influence while in possession of a handgun and drugs. Her boyfriend, who was upset over a photoshoot, climbed out the passenger window while traveling on Charlotte Ave. and fell on his head, causing him to land in the trauma unit with a brain injury.
36-year-old Pamela Thomas was charged with DUI after a witness told officers she fell asleep in a drive-thru, woke up, and almost wrecked into a building.
24-year-old Darrin Schmidt was charged with his 2nd DUI and driving on a revoked license when officers found him nodding off in a vehicle and his passenger Madison Nicole Neely confirmed he had shot up heroin.
34-year-old Melissa Wilson, of Mt. Juliet, was driving the ‘Fat Bottom Brewing’ company van when she crashed at the I-40 entrance ramp. She blew a .199 BAC on a breath test, and told officers she “had a beer during lunch.”
Nashville Singer/Songwriter Jamie Rebekah Burke spent a few hours in jail on Memorial Day, as she was being processed for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. She was charged with DUI 2nd, as she was convicted of a previous DUI in Nashville in 2012. According to a MNPD report, Jamie Burke was driving on I-40E when she changed lanes in front of a patrol car, when there was not enough to do so safely. Once in front of the patrol car, Burke accelerated quickly, and the officer paced her as…
On Sunday morning, just before 2 AM, MNPD Officer Fondren noticed a vehicle that was parked illegally, with the engine running, at the intersection of S 8th St & Russell St, in East Nashville. Upon approaching the car, he witnessed Seth Hollingsworth Day in the driver’s seat, and a female identified as Mrs. Perry sitting on top of him. Seth day is a realtor with Parks Realty in Nashville. According to a police report, when Mrs. Perry saw the officer approaching, she jumped off Seth Day‘s lap and into the…