Metro Nashville Police responded to Rosebank & Porter Road in the early hours of Sunday morning at witnesses say they observed 32-year-old John Magnuson crash into a car and drive away from the initial impact area. Officers located Magnuson a short distance away behind the wheel of his 2019 Toyota Camry, which had heavy front-end damage. He stated he had not consumed any alcohol. Officers described him as very belligerent, and he refused to follow basic instructions. He reportedly reeked of alcohol and was unable to stand on his own. He attempted field sobriety tests, but they had to be stopped for his own safety due to his extreme level of intoxication.
During the early Friday morning road closures for the Music City Grand Prix, 24-year-old Nicholas Sedita drove into a curb and struck a barrier just before 2 a.m. while speeding toward a security officer near 1st Street and Nissan Stadium. The vehicle fled the scene and was soon located near 7th St. & Davidson, smoking and making loud noises. A Metro Nashville Police officer initiated emergency equipment and attempted a traffic stop as the vehicle continued to flee until a supervisor directed for the chase to end. Officers then quietly followed the vehicle from a distance, and it stopped on its own as it entered Shelby Park, and the driver was taken into custody. He eventually blew a 0.221% BAC on a breathalyzer and was charged with DUI & leaving the scene of an accident.
24-year-old Justice Vance faces multiple charges after he swerved into the oncoming lane of travel on Hobson Pike and collided head-on with another vehicle. Instead of stopping, he drove his truck, with only a rim remaining on the right front, until it wouldn’t drive anymore and abandoned it at Murfreesboro Pike and Hamilton Church Pike. Vance then stumbled to a nearby field, where he eventually passed out, leaned up against a fence pole. Multiple bystanders and witnesses would direct officers to the crash site(s), and his final escape route until officers caught up with him as he eventually came to. He denied being in a crash but eventually admitted to drinking, and a half-empty bottle of Crown Royal was found in his truck.
27-year-old Jordan Rafferty blew a 0.183% BAC on a breathalyzer when police eventually tracked her down and knocked on her door after she crashed her silver Mazda sedan into a flatbed construction vehicle on Murphy Road and fled the scene. Her car sustained “severe front end damage” and was located in the parking lot of her apartment complex with all airbags deployed. She claims someone at the scene told her to drive home and not worry about it. Witnesses at the scene say she fled the scene as quickly as she collided with the truck. Her Instagram story revealed her at a table with drinks at Otto’s Bar just before the hit-and-run. Rafferty admitted to having “a few glasses” of wine.
Police found 20-year-old Kathleen Nannie outside of her vehicle at 1301 Division Street, sitting with security staff after she crashed into another vehicle near 17th and Broadway and fled. She told police she had two drinks with vodka prior to driving. She refused to answer any questions without a lawyer being present but did state she would not pass a breath test and then continued to state “I shouldn’t have been drinking and driving”, according to police. She eventually took a breathalyzer and blew a 0.225% BAC, almost triple the legal limit.
Police say 29-year-old Daylon Wall was involved in a motor vehicle crash on South 2nd Street and when an officer directed bother drivers to pull onto Crutcher Street to lessen the impact to traffic flow, Wall accelerated and fled the scene. Warrants for his arrest were issued on January 24th, and he was booked into jail on those warrants Wednesday.
31-year-old Michael Simonetti, who described himself to police as “a lightweight when it comes to drinking” called to report he had been in a crash just over 90 minutes earlier. Police met him just down the street, where they discovered a puddle and trail of fresh alcohol, which he had poured out the window of his vehicle. He says he left the scene because he believed the other vehicle also left. Inside the car, police found 6 empty Captain Morgan bottles, and a glass with ice and liquor inside, along with other random alcohol cans.
He failed field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI, violation of implied consent law, and leaving the scene of an accident.
24-year-old Dana Winfrey says she had 1 mimosa at Dogwood Nashville earlier in the day before driving her vehicle and crashing into another vehicle on I-65, and fleeing the scene. The victim followed her and blocked her in when she stopped, and waited for police to arrive. Police observed a video of her driving away after the crash, and charged her with DUI, violation of the implied consent law, and leaving the scene of an accident. She is free on pre-trial release.
Metro Police say 31-year-old Brittany Trice rear-ended a car in South Nashville, exited her vehicle, screamed at the other driver calling her a racist, yelled at passing by vehicles, then retrieved her 5-year-old daughter from her car and sat in the middle of traffic on the busy road for a few minutes in some weird act of defiance before fleeing the scene.
17-year-old David Mays was charged with evading arrest, felon in possession of a handgun, theft, possession of drugs, and violating CoR after evading authorities in a stolen Benz, crashing into 3 vehicles, causing hospitalizations, and fleeing on foot.