27-year-old Austin Fowler was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Saturday night after police found him heavily intoxicated and walking on the right shoulder of I-24W just before the 2nd Ave S. exit. He was reportedly stumbling and smelled strongly of alcohol. He told police he was simply trying to walk to a bar. Fowler was jailed for public intoxication.
When police responded to a crash on I-40, 24-year-old Robert “Cade” Marklein told officers a car forced him into the guardrail and off the roadway. Officers, however, noticed Marklein appeared to be heavily intoxicated, and after questioning, Marklein admitted to drinking “two beers” earlier in the night.
He eventually blew more than double the legal limit, a 0.185% BAC and was charged with DUI and driving on a suspended license. Cade Marklein is free on a $2,500 bond.
41-year-old Mark Douglas Lanier is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after troopers say he was driving a UHaul truck on a Nashville area interstate and became frustrated when he could not get into the lane and pointed and waved a handgun at another driver, who alerted authorities. He was reportedly screaming “let me the F— over” during the interaction. Lanier is free on a $7,500 cash bond.
Police say 32-year-old Brian Lowery was driving the wrong way on the interstate Wednesday night at a high rate of speed when he crashed into another vehicle head-on and rolled over it. He tried to tell police he was just a passenger and wasn’t actually driving, however, witnesses were able to confirm he was the only person in the vehicle and clearly was the driver. He is free on a $2,500 cash bond.
31-year-old Elvin Portillo is charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication for a crash on I-24 East near Harding Place that claimed the life of a 57-year-old Bobby Douglas of 26th Avenue North.