Metro Nashville Police say Lyft passenger, 24-year-old Nina Davis, abruptly grabbed the steering wheel of the vehicle that was transporting her on I-24 and jolted it to the right causing it to crash into a median, totaling the vehicle. The driver, Andrew Moe, says she was “having a meltdown” just before the grabbed the wheel. After the crash, Nina Davis stood in a lane of the interstate attempting to be hit by a vehicle. Officers say she was highly intoxicated and transported her to Metro General for evaluation prior to being transported to booking. While at the hospital, she also picked up a disorderly conduct charge by yelling and screaming “provocative things” and causing a public disruption.
Police say 32-year-old Cameron Nichols was standing outside his crashed vehicle, which went through a utility pole, when they arrived at Edmonson Pike Saturday night and reeked of alcohol. He explained that he and his wife, Holly Nichols, had been out to dinner, and he consumed two beers and an “old-fashioned” cocktail. His wife had taken an Uber home, but he decided to drive. He provided his credit card when asked for his ID, showed signs of intoxication on all field sobriety tests, and then told officers he had not eaten for “several hours” despite claiming he had just had dinner. Nichols was transported to the Metro Nashville jail, and charged with DUI – driving under the influence. He is free on pre-trial release.
21-year-old Alahna Leonardo was taking a mini-vacation to the Opryland Hotel this weekend, when police say she got so intoxicated she was unsteady and slurring her speech. She called Metro Police to report a stolen wallet but decided to just walk around the hotel when they arrived and then told them ‘Just take me to jail!’ They did.
17-year-old Reginald Williams, Jr., who was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of his arrest, is charged in a crime spree against multiple rideshare drivers, to include the sexual assault of one and the attempted murder of another.
East Precinct detectives charged Jason Johns Jr., 18, with two counts of aggravated assault after he admitted shooting at a rideshare driver and passenger because he felt one of them had “disrespected” him at Weiss Liquors in #EastNashville
MNPD Officer David Crisman was stopped by an Uber driver at 14th Ave S. & Demonbreun. The driver stated he had a passenger that was intoxicated to the point he wasn’t sure what to do with her. The passenger, identified as Jolene McKillop, was unsure about her destination, and kept changing her mind during the ride, not knowing where she really needed or wanted to go. Let without a specific destination, the Uber driver sought assistance.
16-year-old fugitive David Earl Mays was attempting to carjack Brian Redden, 38, at 7:13 p.m. when he shot him in the lower torso. Redden underwent surgery Wednesday night at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
You may remember Lee Lazarus as the Lyft Driver who called 911 on a black man in his car, saying he was scared. Or perhaps you remember him as the guy who then got a job at Postmates to deliver to the Lyft office that fired him, only to spit on the recipient and get charged with assault. Now he’s struck again, and landed in a Nashville Jail.
Uber driver Aaron Pettit says a woman tried to rob him of money and take his car. He told her he was armed with a knife, so she punched him in the face, while another man pulled a gun on him.
SCOOP: Three close friends thought they were in on a plan to rob a drug dealer, but Laquan Redmon turned against the other two, murdering ‘A1’ Adrian Montgomery at point blank range in the back of the head, and attempting to murder Rodriquez Perkins as he fled.