After hitting a parked trailer on the side of the road, 31-year-old Richard ‘Rick’ Kintz told police he knew it “seemed” as if he was under the influence” but assured them that he absolutely was not. During field sobriety tests, Kintz admitted to drinking “two beers” — the tests eventually had to be stopped for his own safety. Kintz further stated he had taken his prescribed Klonopin in addition to drinking. He was transported to Metro General for a blood draw, however, he refused, demanding his medication. After leaving the hospital and while en route to booking, Kintz stated he was having a medical emergency of anxiety and shortness of breath, so he was once again returned to Metro General, who once again denied giving him any Klonopin. He was medically cleared and booked into jail.
52-year-old Clarksville Financial Advisor Robert Kennedy was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail just before daylight Tuesday, charged with felony theft. Court records allege he stole $10,000 in cash from his ex-girlfriend, Heidi Blessing, which she had recently withdrawn from the bank for an upcoming surgery. The lovers had been celebrating Robert’s birthday at her apartment and were reportedly intoxicated when they got into an argument. She placed the cash inside a gold makeup bag that night and says he absconded with the cash the next morning. Police say security cameras show no one else entering or exiting the residence during the time the cash disappeared. Robert Kennedy is the son of Reber and Opal Kennedy, of Clarksville.