30-year-old Ryan Perkins was found slumped over the wheel of his silver Ford truck in the arrivals level of the Nashville International Airport late Friday night. It took several minutes of knocking on the window to awaken Perkins, who then rolled down his window to speak with officers. He reeked of alcohol and had an open case of Truly Hard Seltzer in the passenger seat, with six open and empty cans, and two empty small bottles of Fireball Whiskey. A Ruger .380 handgun was also found in the truck. Perkins would later blow a 0.277% BAC on a breathalyzer.
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Giovanni Bolstad charged with DUI with a handgun after late-night crash
21-year-old Giovanni Bolstad told police he had “one or two beers” at a bar before being involved in a crash on I-40 West in the early hours of Saturday morning. He reeked of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. As he was being taken into custody for DUI, a search of his person revealed a loaded Ruger LCP .380 in his pocket. He later blew a 0.150% BAC on a breathalyzer.
Aaliyah Cooke found with handgun after DUI crash on interstate
44-year-old Aaliyah Cooke crashed her vehicle on I-65 on January 7 but stated she was not injured when officers arrived at the scene. As she spoke with first responders, they reported smelling alcohol coming from her breath. She admitted she had just come from a bar and was on her way home when she crashed. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and had a handgun on her at the time of her arrest.
DUI: Gary Henson was “hostile and belligerent” during arrest with handgun and drugs
19-year-old Gary Henson was involved in a single-vehicle rollover on the interstate late Friday night. First responders report smelling alcohol on Henson as they interacted with him and noted his slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Henson was “belligerent and extremely uncooperative” with police. He admitted to smoking marijuana and drinking “one beer” just before the accident. Inside the vehicle, officers found a half-consumed bottle of Crown Royal and a baggie of marijuana. Field sobriety tests could not be completed due to his hostility. Henson was transported to booking and charged with the marijuana, possession of a firearm that was found in the vehicle, and driving under the influence.
Tourist James Peet found passed out in downtown alley, drunk and armed with a handgun
56-year-old James Chester Peet of New York was found passed out in downtown Nashville in an alley near 4th & Broadway in the early hours of Sunday morning. Once he was awoken, officers detected a strong smell of alcohol coming from Peet, and he was obviously too intoxicated to care for himself. As an ambulance was called to assist him, Peet disclosed he had a handgun on his hip. After he declined further medical treatment, he was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication and possession of a handgun while intoxicated.
Tourist Richard Long kicked out of Gaylord Opryland Hotel after armed drunken disturbance
46-year-old tourist Richard Long, from Tempe, AZ, was asked to leave his hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort, after threatening staff and causing a disturbance. Metro Nashville Police arrived and observed that Long was extremely intoxicated, and security reported they had told the guest he would have to leave the property due to him making direct threats to staff, which Long said he wouldn’t do since he was a paying guest. Officers explained the trespassing law to him, yet he continued to cause a disturbance at the resort hotel. He was eventually taken into custody and charged with criminal trespass, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and possession of a handgun while under the influence, as a Glock was located on his right hip and located during a search incident to arrest.
McDUI: Troy White passed out behind the wheel in drive-thru with two loaded handguns
Police found 56-year-old Troy White asleep in his vehicle at McDonald’s drive-thru at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. He initially seemed unconscious but slowly acknowledged people were around, but could not follow simple commands. Police say he reeked of alcohol, and he stated he had been drinking at a nearby bar where he had “four bottles of beer.” He performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and during a search of his vehicle incident to arrest, two loaded handguns were found around his seat, once under it, and the other next to the center console.
68-year-old Robert Mackenzie found armed and intoxicated outside Honky Tonk Central in Nashville
68-year-old Robert Mackenzie was found outside of Honky Tonk Central by officers working the Entertainment District Initiative on Saturday. Mackenzie was barely able to stand and obviously intoxicated. As he was being taken into custody for public intoxication a loaded .22 caliber handgun was found in his pocket. He was charged with public intoxication and possession of a handgun while under the influence.
Tourist Ryan Creamer charged with carrying a handgun on broadway while intoxicated
26-year-old Ryan Creamer, of Pennsylvania, was kicked out of Second Fiddle at 420 Broadway has police encountered him on the sidewalk. He was heavily intoxicated and had been causing a disturbance inside the venue. As police attempted to assist him, they noticed he was carrying a handgun in his waistband while intoxicated. He was taken into custody and transported to booking.
Georgia man charged with carrying handgun while drunk at Tootsie’s in downtown Nashville— Jeremy Evans
28-year-old Georgia tourist Jeremy Thomas Evans was being drunk and disorderly at Tootsie’s Bar in downtown Nashville when he came to the attention of the venue security staff. As they interacted with him they realized he was carrying a handgun, and they took his weapon from him and called police. Officers arrived and transported Evans to booking, charging him with possession of a handgun while under the influence.