27-year-old Zackary Herder called police to report his vehicle as stolen on February 16; however, the responding officer just happened to be the same officer who had worked a hit-and-run accident two days prior, in which Herder had been identified as the fleeing driver. When confronted, Herder admitted he was the driver and no one stole his vehicle. He was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident with damage over $1,500. He was booked on that citation this week.
Tag: Leaving the scene of an Accident
Ty Anderson sideswiped a Dodge Charger in his F-150 and fled the scene
Police say 61-year-old Ty Anderson was driving his blue Ford F-150 when he sideswiped a Dodge Charger on Shelby Ave in East Nashville, causing damage to both vehicles. He did not stop and continued on to his home in East Nashville. Officers responded to the scene, and the victim in the Charger provided the license plate of the F-150, which was traced back to Anderson. Officers arrived at Anderson’s home to find his F-150 with damage consistent with sideswiping the Charger. He told officers “something” hit his truck. He was cited for failure to comply and failure to notify of an accident.
Anthony Bates had ‘2 beers at a strip club’ before DUI hit-and-run crash
30-year-old Anthony Bates says he and his friend Zachary Dickson were driving home from a strip club in his silver Dodge Caravan when he struck a vehicle at 46th & Charlotte and fled the scene. Officers caught up with the Caravan on White Bridge Road and observed it to have heavy front-end damage. When asked about the damage, Bates stated he “may have hit a bump but was not aware of hitting a vehicle.” He admitted to consuming “two beers” at the strip club prior to driving and almost fell over during field sobriety tests.
DUI: Kenneth Strickler crashes twice within minutes, says “I’m drunk, take me to jail!”
72-year-old Kenneth Strickler crashed into a car on Long Hollow Pike in Goodlettsville, and as police were responding, he fled from the scene and drove a short distance, and crashed into another car in a nearby parking lot. As officers made contact with him at his final crash site, Strickler advised he was drunk and needed to go to jail. He was unable to stand for field sobriety tests and was transported to booking.
Nashville ICU Nurse charged with vehicular homicide after drunken hit-and-run — Julia Naldjian
Police say TriStar Centennial Medical Center ICU nurse Julia Naldjian struck and killed a pedestrian on October 27 after leaving the Tin Roof Bar and fled the scene. She was booked on multiple charges overnight, including vehicular homicide. The victim, Amelia Lamping, was visiting with her husband from Ohio. The coupe was crossing the street inside a crosswalk near 22nd Ave North & Charlotte Pike when she was struck and killed by Naldjian, who was driving a luxury Alfa Romeo registered to her husband, Henry Naldjian.
DUI: Chelsea Chamberlain crashed into Belmont Blvd home after drinking at nearby bar
Police say 28-year-old Chelsea Chamberlain crashed her vehicle into the front of a multi-million dollar home on Belmont Blvd, owned by Attorney Robert Eric Thornton, causing significant structural damage. The homeowner says she and a passenger fled the scene after the crash but caught up with them about 100 feet away, which is where officers located everyone involved. Chelsea says she was attempting to take her friend home at the time of the accident and admitted she had been drinking at a bar down the street. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and blew a 0.179% BAC on a breathalyzer.
DUI: Aaron Heschong crashes into wall after leaving Uptown Bar
Metro Nashville Police responded to a car blocking a travel lane on Old Hickory Blvd at 2:22 a.m. Sunday. Officers found the vehicle wrecked and empty when they arrived. The driver, 39-year-old Aaron Heschong, stated after the crash, he had accepted a ride from a stranger, which he accepted and left the scene. He called a towing company and his insurance company and eventually walked back to the scene to sign for the towing of his vehicle, at which time police detained him. He admitted to being at the Uptown Bar at 1:30 a.m. and was driving back home when he hit a retaining wall. He was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, and was transported to booking.
Terika Jones charged with DUI in Hotel Preston parking lot
38-year-old Terika Jones drove her Chevy Impala through the parking lot at Hotel Preston at 3:25 a.m. Saturday, running over multiple curbs and crashing into a parked vehicle. After the crash, she exited the car and walked away as if nothing had happened. Hotel staff alerted police, who confirmed the drunken antics from a security video. She was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence.
DUI: Jesus admits to drinking “A Fuck Ton” of beers prior to driving
21-year-old Jesus Morales Mejia told police he drank “a f*/k ton” of beers before crashing his vehicle onto its roof on Glenrose Ave Monday afternoon. He initially limped away from the scene, according to witnesses, and police encountered him a short distance away to check on his welfare. He stated he wasn’t sure why he crashed but told officers he drank “a f*-k ton” of beers before driving. When asked to clarify that, he further stated, “20 Modelo beers.” He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI.
DUI: David Dybala charged after crashing on Broadway and fleeing the scene
Metro Nashville Police say 39-year-old David Dybala crashed his vehicle into another near 1100 Broadway Wednesday and fled the scene. Officer located him as he was driving away toward the interstate onramp. Officers approached the vehicle, which stopped, and Dybala exited without any prompting. He reportedly reeked of alcohol and had trouble standing. He refused field sobriety tests but was unable to follow simple instructions, such as sitting on a concrete slab.