Metro Police charged 18-year-old Hansel Poston with driving under the influence of marijuana, after he failed to stop at two red lights in East Nashville just before 1 a.m. Monday morning.
28-year-old Candice Nicole Gamble remains jailed on a $22,000 bond today, after a Friday night arrest charging her with DUI – 4th Offense, at which time she told police she was on the way to pick up her five-year-old child.
Today marks the point of no return for the Nashville District Attorney’s Office. Today is the day they define two clear and distinct paths for prosecuting crimes in Nashville – one for police, and one for citizens.
Two people in the same car got charged with identical crimes. One was an off-duty cop, whose charges the D.A. refused to prosecute. The passenger, a citizen with no priors, will be prosecuted in a Nashville courtroom this morning at 9 a.m. by the same D.A.’s office, for the same charge.
23-year-old Elinor Sawyer is free on pre-trial release after a Monday arrest, charging her with DUI & illegal gun possession. Police say she stated she was ‘driving back to work’ when she crashed her vehicle and blew a .183 on a breathalyzer.
Local luxury realtor Kenneth ‘Blake’ Glaskox was arrested just before daylight Friday morning, charged with DUI, drug possession, and possession of a handgun while under the influence. Metro police say they found a bottle with a ‘variety of pills’, including amphetamine and Viagra.
26-year-old John Thomas Couch told police that it was his vehicle wrecked in the street, but he was not in the vehicle when the crash occurred. Little did he know that a local bar had already called police with his description and license plate number, to report him as a drunk driver.
Sean K Andrews, 43, was at The 5 Spot Tuesday night, where he says he had three to four drinks, before leaving to meet a girl. Once he was on Gallatin Pike, officers paced him at 75 mph (in a 40 mph zone) as they initiated a traffic stop. He would not meet the girl on this night, he would be charged with DUI, possession of a handgun, and and reckless driving.
Monday was quite the day for BB King’s Blues Club Operations Manager Carlos Motley. Police say he passed a cruiser doing 80 in a 55 at 2:30 a.m., and when pulled over and asked to exit the car, he rolled up his windows, locked his doors, and refused. About the cocaine they found, police say he admitted to “needing it for the nightlife club he manages.”
Shabazz Mallison, 24, was found by Metro Police at 2:21 a.m. Saturday morning, behind the wheel of his running vehicle, off the roadway, and stuck on the railroad tracks near 2nd Ave. North and Gay Street. He would later blow a 0.152 BAC.
Paige Bennett, 31, was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning, charged with driving under the influence, and violation of the implied consent law, after telling officers she had ‘2 Blue Motherf–kers’ at Sensations bar. Bennett has 5 prior arrests, with a combined 8 charges, all of which were dismissed, including a prior DUI.