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.
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.
DUI: Collis Arbuckle runs into stop sign & flees the scene on four flat tires
21-year-old Collis Arbuckle was arrested after crashing into a stop sign. On the 25th, Officers were dispatched to Hamilton Rd for an accident. Upon arrival, the vehicle left the scene after hitting a stop sign. A witness told officers it was a gray sedan with four flat tires, and that the car turned right onto Clarksville Pike. Officers located the vehicle on 28th Ave, and it matched the description, including front-end damage, and a shattered rear window. When police asked Arbuckle what happened, he was unable to tell them. Arbuckle displayed red eyes and had trouble keeping them open. Arbuckle agreed to do the breathalyzer test but could not sign his name in agreeance; he then fell asleep during the waiting period for the breathalyzer.
DUI: John Magnuson belligerent with cops after East Nashville hit and run
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.
DUI driver hits two cars without stopping after either crash — Samantha Whitten
30-year-old Samantha Whitten faces multiple charges after police say she struck at least two vehicles and fled both scenes Monday night in Nashville. Once police caught up with her, she advised she had consumed “several” beers. Luckily, no one was injured in either vehicle she hit. She was transported to booking and charged with DUI, failure to give information/aid, violation of the implied consent law, and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident.