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.
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.
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.
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.
25-year-old Anna Adcock was charged with DUI after a traffic stop was conducted based on speeding and other traffic violations.
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.
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.
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.
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.