DUI: Brandon Parsons walks away from accident after drinking 7 beers, tells police “he crashed”

37-year-old Massage Therapist Brandon Parsons was involved in a car crash at Hillsboro Pike on April 9th. Parsons was located walking away from the crash and did not attempt to contact law enforcement. When officers met with Parsons, he told them that “he crashed” and was trying to get home. Parsons admitted that he drank seven draft beers and then drove in his car. Parsons consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. Officers informed Parsons about implied consent, but he refused to provide a breath sample. Brandon Parsons was taken into custody and charged with implied consent, driving under the influence, and leaving the scene of an accident.

DUI: Terry Briskey swerves between lanes nearly striking telephone pole

59-year-old Terry Lynn Briskey swerved in his white Nissan Rogue and hit a concrete barrier on North Main Street late April 5th. Briskey crossed back over two traffic lanes, nearly striking a telephone pole as well as another vehicle. Officers observed this and conducted a traffic stop, where he continued driving and slowly drifted into the southbound lane. Then, officers pulled next to Briskey and noticed he was lying across the center console, appearing to be unconscious. Officers parked in front of his Nissan to ensure his safety, during which he sat up and looked at them. While Briskey tried to park his car and turn the radio down, he showed numerous signs of impairment. After he parked, officers noticed Briskey reeked of alcohol and removed him from the driver’s seat, where he admitted to having a drink an hour before the incident. Officers informed him of implied consent, and he agreed to provide a blood sample. After Briskey was transported to Nashville General Hospital, he was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

DUI: Grisell Pirela speeds, swerves between lanes on I-24 East

38-year-old Grisell Pirela was swerving and speeding on I-24 East in the early hours of April 6th. Officers observed this and conducted a traffic stop. Officers approached the passenger’s side, spoke with Pirela, and requested her driver’s credentials. While she searched for her documents, officers noticed a strong alcoholic odor on her person. Officers then asked Pirela if she had anything to drink, to which she replied yes. They had her exit her vehicle and walk to the front of their patrol car, where she showed multiple signs of intoxication. Then, Pirela advised officers that she had a metal rod in her left leg and had been recently diagnosed with vertigo. Pirela took sobriety tests, performed poorly, and, after being informed of implied consent, refused to provide a chemical sample. Pirela was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.  

DUI: Caleb Serrano speeds down I-40 after drinking 3 pints of lager, thanks officers for stopping him

33-year-old Caleb Antonio Serrano was seen speeding at 85 mph in a 65-mph zone on I-40 in the early hours of April 7th. Officers observed this and conducted a traffic stop. Officers approached the passenger’s side and noticed Serrano reeked of alcohol. Officers had him exit his car for questioning, where he admitted to drinking “at least 3 pints of lager.” Then, Serrano took sobriety tests, performed poorly, and was detained. While being transported to booking, Serrano stated he did not even remember getting into his vehicle and then thanked the officers for stopping him. Serrano was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

DUI: Cinnamon Gadson found lying on ground beside vehicle after crash on Memorial Drive

44-year-old behavioral analyst at The Perfect Child ABA Cinnamon Gadson was involved in a two-vehicle car accident in the Memorial Drive and French Street area on April 6th. Upon officers’ arrival, they observed Gadson lying on the ground on the other side of her vehicle, smelling strongly of alcohol. While speaking with Gadson, officers noted that it became apparent that she had consumed alcohol due to an empty container of alcohol and her slurred speech. Gadson consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. After being informed about implied consent, Gadson refused to provide a blood sample and was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.

DUI: Ryan Deveaux crashes car, hands police drivers license from the Bahamas

26-year-old Ryan Deveaux was in a single-vehicle car crash on Interstate 24 East at Exit 59 on April 7th. When officers came into contact with Deveaux, he demonstrated multiple signs of intoxication as well as the smell of an alcoholic beverage. While speaking to Deveaux, he requested to be seen by an ambulance. NFD arrived shortly after and checked on Deveaux, but he refused any medical treatment. Deveaux consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. Deveaux was then taken into custody and read implied consent, which he refused. After officers transported Deveaux to booking, they found that his driver’s license was from the Bahamas. Deveaux did not have a valid US driver’s license, so he is legally prohibited from operating a vehicle in Tennessee. Ryan Deveaux was charged with implied consent, driving under the influence, and driving without a driver’s license.

DUI: extremely intoxicated Harrison Massey punches girlfriend in face

25-year-old Harrison Massey had a domestic altercation with his girlfriend, Liberty Clark, in their apartment at The Guthrie North Gulch on April 9th. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Clark, who advised that Massey was extremely intoxicated and was arguing with her, during which he grabbed a butcher knife and ran into the bathroom where she was. She said he laughed, put the knife down, punched her in the face, and chased her outside to the courtyard of the apartment complex. Witnesses heard her screaming and crying and went to help her. During this, Massey left the area. Clark then told them that he was suicidal, an alcoholic, and threatened to shoot her in the face. While officers were interviewing Clark, Massey called, so she answered and put the call on speaker for them to hear. During the call, he started crying hysterically and kept repeating, “I am sorry.” He then stated, “Just shoot me in the fucking face.”

Officers pleaded with Massey to come downstairs and unarmed and speak with them. Massey agreed but got into his vehicle and drove toward the entrance of the apartment complex, where he swerved twice and almost hit another vehicle. When Massey exited his vehicle, officers could smell the odor of alcohol emitting from his body and observed a liquor bottle in the back seat along with a gun under the driver’s seat.

DUI: Mitchell Carter crashes Mustang on I-40 East after drinking “medium amount” of whiskey

27-year-old musician Mitchell “Mitch” Carter crashed his green 2013 Ford Mustang into a metal guardrail on I-40 East near Exit 215A on April 6th. Upon arrival, officers observed the damaged Mustang running with the keys in the ignition while Carter was on a stretcher being loaded into the back of an ambulance. Jeshon Amory, a witness, stated when he approached Carter, he was passed out behind the wheel in the driver’s seat. Officers questioned Carter about the incident, and he said that he “drove to the wrong spot.” Then, when they asked him to clarify, he told them he did not remember. Officers smelled alcohol emitting from Carter’s body as he admitted to drinking a “medium amount.” He further explained he had three shots of whiskey at Whiskey Row. Carter was transported to Summit Hospital for medical treatment, where he agreed to provide a blood sample after being informed of implied consent. Once he was Mirandized, he refused to answer any more questions. He was then released from Summit and transported to Nashville General Hospital for a blood draw. After being cleared, Carter was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

DUI: Allison Barner tells police she has to throw up after crashing in parking lot

23-year-old Allison Barner drove into Charity Marshall’s vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center on Thompson Lane late April 6th. Marshall called the police regarding the incident, stating that Barner exited her car, screaming, “I am drunk.” When officers arrived, they spoke with Tywan Easley, a witness, who said he saw Barner hit the back of Marshall’s car before driving over a curb and stopping behind the shopping center. Marshall told the officers that she assisted Barner to the bathroom after she exited her vehicle. When officers tried to speak with Barner, they noticed she reeked of alcohol and was unresponsive to their questions. Afterward, NFD personnel helped her into the back of an ambulance, where they had to hold her up to walk. Barner then refused to go to the hospital, so officers assisted her into their patrol car. She refused to take sobriety tests and told the officers that she felt like she was going to throw up, so they helped her get out of the backseat and over to the grass. Barner was then taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.

DUI: Brandon Cato found stumbling around car, tells officers “Yes, I drank a buzz ball”

24-year-old Brandon Cato was involved in a car accident on April 5th. When officers arrived, they observed Cato stumbling around his vehicle. They asked Cato if he had anything to drink, and he replied, “Yes, I drank a buzz ball.” When officers asked for his driver’s license, he handed over his vape, stating, “I put my license in my vape.” Cato then gave officers his debit card and said, “here’s my license.” Eventually, Cato handed over the proper credentials after several attempts to search for them. Cato consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. Cato also agreed to a breath test and scored a .147% BAC. Brandon Cato was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence.