46-year-old Sean Nesbitt was spotted by Marissa Fernandez driving a large white van and swerving between lanes shortly before he struck the right-hand barrier five times and eventually crashed on I-440 underneath the Nolensville Road overpass. Fernandez rand to assist him after the crash and found him behind the wheel and unresponsive. Medics arrived moments later and administered NARCAN, which brought Nesbitt back to reality. Inside the vehicle, there was also an open beer can with condensation on it. Nesbitt later admitted to stopping at a gas station prior to the crash, where he snorted cocaine and bought and drank some of a beer.
30-year-old ‘Son of the South’ Joshua Carney, a paraplegic man turned motivational speaker who appeared on shows such as Swamp People & Southern Boyz, was arrested in Nashville over the weekend after admittedly drinking and using marijuana prior to driving and getting into an accident while attempting to park between a tour bus and a dumpster in downtown Nashville.
Metro Nashville Police observed 29-year-old John Terrell driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee just before 1 a.m. Friday and paced him traveling at 60 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer followed the vehicle as it ran a red light and turned onto Knob Road in West Nashville. As the vehicle was turning into a driveway, the officer activated his lights for a traffic stop. The driver, Terrell, then left from the vehicle, walking toward the front door of the house, which was his, with his pants unzipped. After multiple directives, Terrell eventually made his way to the officer’s vehicle, where he stated he and his fiance had returned from a convention in downtown Nashville and he had two beers prior to driving. Terrell has a prior DUI conviction from 2011 in Georgia.
On May 16th, 29-year-old Felicia Andrus called police to her East Nashville location on Woodland Street to report a “missing person”. Officers arrived to find Felicia sitting in her Kia Soul with the keys in the center console of the vehicle. She stepped out to explain that she was attempting to locate her friend who she had been with at 3 Crow Bar, where she drank five green tea shots, four coronas, and a Bushwacker. She lost her friend, and she had his phone, and he had hers. She had been driving around East Nashville looking for him and decided to pull over at this location to seek police to assist in her search. Officers quickly realized she was still heavily intoxicated, and she agreed to perform field sobriety tests, on which she performed poorly. She would eventually blow a 0.227% BAC on a breathalyzer at booking.
Metro Nashville Police say 29-year-old Sarah Foster Sutherland, of Brentwood, was traveling behind Officer Joseph Gonzales in East Nashville early Tuesday morning when she suddenly passed his police vehicle at a high rate of speed. He reached 80 mph on Gallatin Pike to catch up with her, while the speed limit is 40 mph in that area. She eventually made a U-turn, stopped parallel to his vehicle, and stared at him “as if confused as to what to do,” according to the officer. She claimed to be coming from a bar and was driving fast to get away from patrons who were “bothering her.” Inside the vehicle was a white powder, which she admitted was cocaine. She was charged with DUI and drug possession and transported to booking.
29-year-old Gretchen Mahugh & 25-year-old Kevin Sichoumphonh (aka Kevin Sicc) were jailed early Sunday morning after a DUI crash in East Nashville with airbag deployment. Gretchen was driving a vehicle belonging to her friend, Kevin, at the time of the crash. She states she had two shots of tequila two hours before driving. When asked to perform field sobriety tests, she initially refused, stating she did not trust the police but eventually agreed. She performed poorly on those tests and eventually blew a 0.216% BAC on a breathalyzer. Kevin was in the passenger seat of the vehicle at the time of the crash and was charged with DUI owner per-se for knowingly allowing an intoxicated person to drive his vehicle.
A concerned citizen observed 31-year-old Emily Warren drunk driving while nearly passed out near the intersection of N 11th St and Gallatin Ave in East Nashville. They convinced her to pull to the side of the road and took the keys from her ignition while waiting on police to arrive. Officers made contact with the woman, who told them she had one “tiki drink.” She was unable to complete field sobriety tests due to her level of intoxication. Once at booking, she blew a 0.372% BAC on a breathalyzer test — more than four times the legal limit. A range of 0.35% to 0.40% generally represents potentially fatal alcohol poisoning. 0.40% is the accepted lethal dose for about 50% of adult humans.
23-year-old Kristen Burke told police she had just left Lucky’s Bar, where she had been drinking, before crashing her Hyundai near the Hotel Preston on Briley Parkway. Officers say she reeked of alcohol and had watery eyes, and showed some indications of impairment on field sobriety tests. Once at booking, she blew a 0.146% BAC on a breathalyzer test.
20-year-old Imani Amuri was charged with DUI on April 10th after he crashed into a utility pole in Madison, and officers found him passed out behind the wheel and a car full of empty small liquor bottles. He blew a 0.228% BAC. Despite a commissioner setting his bond at $3,000, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release. 27 days later, on May 7th, he would lose control of his car once again and be arrested for a new DUI. This time a judicial commissioner set his bond at $5,000, and once again, the DCSO gave him pre-trial release.
Metro Nashville Police encountered 38-year-old Manual Alberto Garcia at a Mapco on Murfreesboro Pike, where he was parked at a gas pump. As Garcia attempted to exit his vehicle while stumbling, officers observed multiple open containers of Michelob Ultra in the cup holders, including a freshly opened cold beer. On the floorboard of his vehicle, there were over 50 empty bottles of beer. He stated he had consumed 6 beers at that point in the evening.