19-year-old Brennan Spiller was standing on the shoulder of I-40 after wrecking his 2006 Mazda in late January with a bloody nose and a busted lip. He admitted he was the driver, but when officers remarked that he smelled like alcohol, Spiller stated he wasn’t speaking to officers any further about the incident. Officers located several opened alcoholic beverages inside the crashed car. Medics had to hold him up to get to the ambulance, as he could not stand on his own. He was transported to the hospital for treatment and issued citations related to the DUI. He was booked on those charges this week.
Samuel Blackwell exits car & runs down interstate after 9 Jack & Cokes at comedy show
Metro Nashville Police say 32-year-old Samuel Blackwell drank approximately 9 Jack & Coke drinks at the Kelsey Dixon Comedy Night at Twin Kegs 2 late Thursday. After the show, he was traveling home on I-40 with his girlfriend, Brayden Ezell, driving. She says he became “irrationally upset” with her, and she stopped the vehicle in the middle of a lane of traffic on the interstate. Blackwell exited the vehicle and began running away from the vehicle, which is when officers arrived to find him running down a lane of travel in the direction of the next exit. Blackwell was detained and determined to be extremely intoxicated. He was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
Nashville lawyer Rachel E. Taylor charged with DUI after I-40 crash, blows 0.151 BAC
32-year-old Nashville corporate healthcare attorney Rachel E. Taylor blew nearly double the legal limit, a 0.151 BAC, after a crash on I-40 late Wednesday night. She reportedly told officers she was attempting to follow the directions from her GPS when a vehicle cut her off and she over-corrected, causing her to lose control and crash into a guard rail. She is free on pre-trial release.
DUI: Woman charged after causing a 6-car pileup on I-40 overnight: Erika Bracht
Metro Police have charged 26-year-old Erika Bracht with driving under the influence, after they say she was responsible for a six-car pileup that shut down I-40 Westbound near mile marker 196 in the early hours of Wednesday morning, sending two people to the hospital.
Duo found with “dime” bag of cocaine after dodging THP in Wilson County
26-year-olds Robert Winston and Desmond Jones were charged with marijuana & cocaine. Winston was also charged with evasion, false imprisonment, order of protection violation, driving revoked, heroin, reckless driving, and paraphernalia after fleeing & speeding through a residential area before crashing through a fence.
Woman skates across gore point to get on I-40; charged with DUI
25-year-old Anna Adcock was charged with DUI after a traffic stop was conducted based on speeding and other traffic violations.
Country Artist Cagney Frizzell charged with 2nd DUI, 90 in a 70 mph zone in Wilson County
25-year-old Country Music Artist Cagney Frizzell was charged with his 2nd DUI on September 10th, after a THP Trooper noticed he couldn’t keep it between the lines and clocked him going 90 in a 70 mph zone in Wilson County.
MNPD Officer punched in face by man with exposed penis who was being pinned to the ground by citizens
Metro Police responded to a Twice Daily store on Friday morning, to find a man with his pants down around his ankles, his penis exposed, and his body pinned to the ground by store employees.
MNPD rear-ends teen driver on interstate; settles claim for $7,746 admitting no liability
In a court approved settlement this week, the city has settled a claim for $7,746.30 after a MNPD vehicle rear-ended a 16-year-old driver on I-40.
I-40/Hermitage Chase & Fatal Shooting: New Details & Victim Identified
The rental vehicle was being chased on I-40 east by a black or dark blue BMW SUV and a black or dark blue Chrysler 300 sedan. Shots were fired, hitting the driver, who lost control at the top of the ramp, went around the guardrail, descended from a cliff, and landed in the middle of the interstate. The driver, 21-year-old Eliezer De la Cruz, died on scene.