DUI: Gary Pope drives down wrong side of I-65 after having “1 Beer”

33-year-old Gary Pope was observed driving on the wrong side of the roadway on I-65 near Mile Markers 78 and 79 in the early hours of May 18th. Officers located him driving on the left shoulder at Mile Marker 75, where they conducted a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, officers noticed Pope appeared confused, providing delayed answers to their questions. Officers asked him what time it was, and he believed it was 1:30 a.m. despite the sun being out, adding that he was coming from downtown Nashville, where he had “1 Beer.” Pope consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and, after being informed of implied consent, declined to provide a chemical sample. While being taken to booking, Pope asked officers repeatedly if they had contacted his job, which they did, and had to remind him several times. Pope was taken into custody for driving on the wrong side of the road, driving under the influence, and an implied consent violation.

Fernando Lopez grabs girlfriend by hair, punches her in ribs for speaking to their neighbors

26-year-old Fernando Lopez had a domestic incident with his girlfriend, Fiorella Cordova, at their Greenbriar Apartment on Franklin Pike late April 13th. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Lopez, who advised he and Cordova had a heated argument when he returned home. Lopez stated the argument occurred because Cordova was upstairs talking with their neighbors, whom he did not approve of. He added that there were no threats or violence, and he only called because she refused to leave the residence.

When officers spoke with Cordova, she stated Lopez was intoxicated when he got home and became upset when he saw her talking with the neighbors. Cordova said he remained in his car, parked outside for a while, and did not enter the apartment until she did. Once inside, Lopez started insulting her, grabbed her by the hair, threw her to the ground, pinned her down, and punched her in the ribs. Cordova said she did not fight him but pushed him to get him off her. Officers observed that Cordova had a red scrape on her elbow and a bruise on the inner part of her shin. Lopez was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for domestic assault on April 14th.

DUI: Jacob Hudelston caught with handgun after crashing into rock wall on I-65 South

30-year-old Jacob Huddleston had a single-vehicle accident where he drove off the roadway and collided with a rock wall near Exit 74A on I-65 South in the early hours of April 14th. When officers arrived, Huddleston told them he was unsure which direction he was going or how he had gone off the road, but he believed he was driving onto the I-65 South entrance ramp from Old Hickory Boulevard. They noticed he reeked of alcohol and asked him if he had consumed any, to which he said no. He refused to take sobriety tests but allowed them to check his eyes, where they found indication of intoxication. Hudelston declined to provide a chemical sample and, under Miranda, told them he had three beers a little after midnight. During an inventory search, officers located a half-empty liquor bottle, a couple of beers in his vehicle, and a loaded handgun in one of the pockets of his backpack. When asked about the gun, he said, “Yes, I inherited it,” so it was seized. Huddleston was taken into custody for driving under the influence, implied consent, weapon possession while under the influence, and an open-container violation.

DUI: David Robles blows .127% BAC after crashing into parked car

23-year-old David Robles was booked on March 17th for causing an accident on Edmondson Pike. An off-duty officer witnessed Robles crash into a parked car that was beside him. The witness stated that he saw multiple open beer cans in Robles’ vehicle. Officials could smell alcohol coming from Robles breath as he spoke and asked him to consent to sobriety tests, which he performed poorly, and he was taken into custody. Robles later blew a .127% BAC on a breathalyzer at booking.

DUI: Camden Jones has two beers at Kung Fu Saloon before causing crash

21-year-old Camden Jones crashed into another vehicle at the Thompson Lane and Powell Avenue intersection in the late hours of February 16th. NFD personnel spoke with officers when they arrived and advised them that Jones was highly intoxicated in the back of the ambulance. Jones was unaware of how the collision occurred and told officers he was headed home from Kung Fu Saloon. Jones stated that he had two shots of liquor and two beers an hour before driving. Officers noticed he was visibly impaired and had him transported to St. Thomas Medical Center for treatment. The other party involved told officers that Jones ran a red light and collided with his vehicle, resulting in him being transported to Vanderbilt for a broken leg. Jones was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

Aura Ambrocio Garcia assaults husband after confrontation over text message

33-year-old Aura Ambrocio Garcia was booked on February 15th for assaulting her partner on McMurray Drive. Aura told officers that she and her boyfriend, Jonatan Gomez, had gotten into an argument because he was drunk and wouldn’t leave her alone. Garcia admitted to becoming frustrated and slapping Gomez in the face. Garcia stated that Gomez retaliated by pinning her to the bed by her arms, slapping her, and strangling her.

Officers then spoke with Gomez, who advised that he saw a text message on Garcia’s phone that bothered him. When Gomez brought it up to Garcia, she became frustrated and slapped him in the face. Gomez said he reacted by slapping her back in self-defense. Due to Garcia assaulting Gomez first, officers determined Garcia to be the primary aggressor and taken into custody.

Jorge Cortez-Sanchez assaults girlfriend after she refuses to have sex with him

45-year-old Jorge Cortez-Sanchez had a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend, Cary Diaz, at their home on Hickory Trace Drive in the early hours of January 27th. Diaz spoke with the authorities when they arrived and advised them that Cortez-Sanchez had come home intoxicated, entered their bedroom, pinched her to wake up, and tried to slide her pajamas down. Then, she told Cortez-Sanchez to stop, which is when he got aggressive and tried to push her out of the room. Christopher Aguilar, a witness, told officers that he heard a commotion from Diaz’s room, so he went to check on her and saw Cortez-Sanchez on top of her, pinning her down. Christopher then exited the room and alerted authorities. Cortez-Sanchez spoke with officers and denied that any argument or altercation occurred. He said he was tired from work and that he and Diaz sat and talked until he went to sleep.  Cortez-Sanchez was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for domestic assault.

Magdalena Alonzo-Alonzo drunkenly assaults husband for no reason

21-year-old Magdalena Alonzo-Alonzo had a domestic dispute with her husband, Marvin Domingo, at their shared apartment on Hickory Trace Drive early December 31st. Officers arrived and observed Alonzo-Alonzo walking around outside of her apartment, crying, stating she could not find her husband or daughter. They approached her and noticed a strong odor of alcohol as she advised them that she had been locked out of her home. Officers knocked on the door and spoke with Domingo, who told them that he was drinking in the bedroom with her when she became aggressive, sporadically attacking him and throwing him onto the ground for no reason. Then, he said he got up and ran out of the apartment. Alonzo-Alonzo locked the door behind him, so Domingo had to climb to the second-story balcony to check on their 5-month-old baby, who was crying. He waited until Alonzo-Alonzo left the apartment to look for him and locked her out of the residence. They documented the scratches on his neck, back, and face. Then, officers spoke with Alonzo-Alonzo, who could not give them a linear explanation regarding the incident. Alonzo-Alonzo told them that she, Domingo, and her sister were drinking in the bedroom because he forced her to. She said that her sister left with the baby and locked her inside the bedroom, causing her to break down the door. Officers asked her why she didn’t just unlock the door, as the lock was on her side of the door, instead of breaking it down. Alonzo-Alonzo did not have an answer for this. Alonzo-Alonzo had injuries to her hand, which she said happened when Domingo pinched it. However, the injuries were inconsistent with the statement she provided. Her sister left the scene so officers could not speak to her during questioning. Officers deemed Alonzo-Alonzo the primary aggressor, and she was taken into custody for domestic assault.

Ethan Edwards — too drunk in downtown Nashville

43-year-old Ethan Edwards was booked this week after drunkenly approaching officers that were in the area for an unrelated incident. Police had responded to Demonbreun Street for a vehicle parking issue when Edwards approached them, stating that he had been carjacked. The officers attempted to investigate his claims, but he started arguing with them in the street. He tried to grab an officer by the shoulders, and they quickly realized that he was intoxicated by the odor of alcohol coming from his body. His speech was slurred, and he swayed while standing. He was placed into custody, and while being transported to booking, he told police that he was not intoxicated, but while awaiting processing, he admitted that he was.

Donovan Hammonds ‘mounts’ car on median of Old Hickory Blvd, sleeps off his intoxication

When officers found 22-year-old Donovan Hammonds’ vehicle “mounted” onto a concrete median on Old Hickory Blvd, he stated he had been drinking at a hotel room with friends and then reached over and displayed a half-empty bottle of liquor to demonstrate what he had been drinking. He was initially asleep behind the wheel when first responders arrived at the scene and slowly woke up, unable to explain what had happened. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking.