18-year-old Dayton Pennington ran a red light at the Rivergate Parkway and Blue Boulevard intersection on the afternoon of June 27th, 2023. Officers observed this, conducted a traffic stop, and noticed Pennington had a learner’s permit with a licensed passenger under 21 years old. He was cited for the violation. Then, on December 29th, he was seen by officers on Myatt Drive driving a stolen Nissan sedan with temporary tags attached via duct tape that, when scanned, belonged to a red Ford Escape. While officers were running the tags, Pennington walked around the corner, trying to escape, but returned when officers told him to. When asked about the temporary tag, Pennington advised them that he knew the vehicle was stolen and that it was his friend’s. Then, he told them he was driving the Nissan from one parking spot to another and admitted to smoking marijuana in the car. Pennington consented to a search of the vehicle, where officers located two pipes and a jar of marijuana. The VIN was removed from the driver’s door and covered on the dashboard, but they confirmed that the Nissan was reported stolen on December 15th. Pennington was taken into custody for the theft of a vehicle and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia on December 30th. Additionally, he was charged for failing to book himself on the state citation for not having a license in June 2023.
20-year-old Madelyn Juliet Vasquez had a scuffle with her roommate, Diana Laura Monge Tapia, at Myatt Drive late at night on December 22nd. Tapia advised officers that she was having a verbal altercation with Anderson Vasquez, her boyfriend, who is Vasquez’s brother, when Vasquez entered the room, stating, “Do not touch or talk to my brother like that again.” Tapia replied, “And if I do, what are you going to do?” Then, Vasquez got off the couch, charged at her, and began pulling her hair, causing a fight. Officers observed visible injuries to Tapia’s ear and around the back of her neck, including bruises and scratches. Vasquez provided them with a similar story, stating she overheard her brother and Tapia arguing, so Madelyn told Tapia never to touch him again. Madelyn stated that Tapia kept following her around the house, so Vasquez started pulling her hair, initiating a fight. Anderson advised officers that things cooled down once he broke up the fight. Vasquez was deemed the primary aggressor and taken into custody for domestic assault on December 23rd.
55-year-old Thomas Fields was jailed on Saturday after causing an accident on Gallatin Pike North and Conference Drive. Fields admitted to rear-ending another vehicle with his Dodge Charger at the traffic light. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Skyline ER for the injuries he sustained during the accident. Officers observed Fields using his vehicle to balance himself. He had a noticeable odor of alcohol coming from his breath, along with watery, glassy eyes. He admitted to officers that he had two beers before the accident while he was at Hooters. Fields agreed to a breath sample and blew a .229% BAC on a breathalyzer.
Officers responded to a single-vehicle accident call from Karyn Sloan at Aurora Avenue in the early hours of September 30th. Upon arrival, Officers observed damage to Sloan’s property. Sloan stated she heard a vehicle press the gas aggressively in front of her house before witnessing a gray Dodge Challenger lose control and run into the bushes in her yard. She then told the Officers that her husband got into his vehicle to attempt to follow or locate the Challenger and was able to advise Officers that it was located at Globe Place. Upon arrival, Officers observed 42-year-old Nickolas Daugherty asleep in the passenger seat of the Challenger. Daugherty showed visible signs of intoxication after being woken up by Officers and having to step out of the vehicle. He refused to perform sobriety tests, and then officers read Daugherty his Miranda Rights before obtaining a search warrant for a sample of his blood. He was then arrested for driving under the influence, hit and run, implied consent, and leaving the scene of an accident- damage $ 1,500 or less.
25-year-old Russell Kerr was found near Palestine Ave. with the driver-side door ajar, asleep in the front seat of his silver Chevy truck on the side of the highway on August 19th. Officers observed Kerr snoring, shirtless, and shoeless while officers were attempting to wake him, but he was incoherent. Kerr could not stand alone and used his vehicle to keep his balance, showing visible signs of intoxication. Kerr consented to conduct field sobriety tests, which he performed poorly on. Later, he admitted to officers that he consumed two beers at 7 p.m. the day prior. Inside Russell’s vehicle, police found a bottle containing Trenbolone acetate (anabolic steroids) with some missing and six syringes. He refused to give a blood or breath sample, so he was arrested for DUI.
37-year-old Megan Arnold was involved in a three-vehicle crash Thursday, and responding officers say she was visibly intoxicated. She reeked of alcohol, had slurred speech, and was unsteady on her feet, according to a police report. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and officers located a tumbler that smelled of alcohol in her center console. As she was being transported to jail, she began to hyperventilate and was taken to Metro General to be clear, where she also consented to a blood draw.
Police say 27-year-old Luke Nagel, of Woven In Hiatus fame, crashed his vehicle into a utility pole on Hermitage Avenue in the early hours of Thursday morning. Responding officers noted he reeked of alcohol and had trouble standing. Nagel initially stated he had multiple alcoholic beverages while on Broadway but was not sure of an exact number. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Nagel remembered he had three mixed drinks at a downtown bar and had eaten Taco Bell shortly before drinking. Officers located five ‘airplane’ bottles of vodka in the crashed vehicle.