31-year-old Charles Maxwell entered the closed race track of the Music City Grand Prix on Friday and refused to leave. Race staff eventually contacted Metro Nashville Police, who also encountered Maxwell and explained he had to leave the restricted area. He continued to refuse and was obviously intoxicated. Officers transported him to booking and charged him with public 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.
29-year-old David Dreas drove his blue smart car into the Music City Grand Prix track construction area early Wednesday in East Nashville. Police say he was intoxicated, and nearly hit one of their vehicles after ignoring all signs to stop.