Musician Jered Ames charged with DUI after leaving West Nashville dive bar Betty’s Grill

Metro Police say 38-year-old Jerry Bachner, better known as musician ‘Jered Ames’ was involved in an accident with another vehicle near 51st Ave N & Indiana Ave in the early hours of Saturday morning. While describing how the accident occurred to police, they reported smelling alcohol coming from Bachner, along with his slurred speech during the conversation. He admitted to consuming “4-5” alcoholic drinks at the local dive bar, Betty’s Grill, just a couple of blocks away from the crash site. Bachner performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking, where he was charged with DUI.

Musician Trey Calloway charged with DUI in Nashville; asks police to stop embarrassing him

Metro Nashville Police & fire responded to I-40 East near White Bridge Pike in the early hours of Monday morning and pulled 30-year-old Nashville Musician Franklin “Trey” Calloway out of his Ford F-150, which he crashed. Multiple Nashville Firefighters say Calloway told them he had been drinking, and police say he reeked of alcohol upon contact. As he tried to stand on his own, officers had to catch him several times as he attempted to topple over. He motioned he “wasn’t sure” when asked how much alcohol he had consumed, and after the first two field sobriety tests, Calloway stated, “I know I’ve failed the tests already; why are you embarrassing me?” and refused all other tests.

Griffin Dunn charged with DUI after leaving Rusty Nail Bar in Hermitage

Metro Nashville Police say 23-year-old Griffin Dunn was traveling 63 mph in a 45 mph zone just before midnight Monday night and swerved between lanes multiple times. During a subsequent traffic stop, Dunn stated he was driving from the Rusty Nail Bar in Hermitage and was speeding because he was trying to get to a friend’s house. He admitted to drinking four drinks in the 45 minutes prior to driving. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and later blew a 0.118% BAC on a breathalyzer.

Musician Brandon Steadman charged with DUI after cutting through East Nashville parking lot to avoid traffic lights

Police say they conducted a traffic stop on 37-year-old Musician Brandon Steadman after he used the parking lot of an East Nashville Aldi to cut through and bypass two traffic lights. He was reportedly visibly intoxicated and admitted to drinking prior to driving. He began, then stopped, field sobriety tests, and was taken into custody for DUI, violation of the implied consent law, and driving without a license, as his Texas license expired in 2015.

DUI: Musician Judson McKinney arrested after driving wrong way on 2nd Ave downtown

Police say 37-year-old Judson McKinney was driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street in downtown Nashville this weekend when he came up onto the sidewalk and collided with barricades. He kept telling police “I’m just a musician coming back from a gig” as he attempted to stand on 2nd Avenue. While he was insistent he had only consumed “one drink”, his pupils were largely dilated and non-reactive to light. He failed every attempt at a field sobriety test and refused to speak with officers further. He declined requests for his blood, however, officers obtained a warrant and transported him to Nashville General Hospital prior to being jailed.

Musician Cassidy Ford charged in felony attack of Musician Ryan Wright in bathroom of home

Metro Nashville Police responded to an East Nashville home at 4 a.m. Friday after Musician Ryan Wright reported she was taking a shower when a woman (later identified as her friend and fellow musician, 26-year-old Cassidy Ford), was suddenly banging on the bathroom door. Ford was holding an orange knife upside-down in a stabbing position and started swinging it downward attempting to stab Wright. The victim received a two-inch laceration to her tricep before pushing Ford away from her and shutting the door.

Ford fled to a neighbor’s house and called 911, stating there was a woman breaking into her home. When police arrived at the home, Cassidy Ford attempted to prevent officers from entering, stating “I had a bad night, no one else is here besides my friend”. Officers entered the residence and found Wright, injured and still sheltering in the bathroom, in a full state of panic. The knife was located in the kitchen. Cassidy Ford was charged with the felony aggravated assault of her friend and was jailed on a $15,000 bond.

Musician ‘Benny James’ charged with DUI after gig — Ben Svardahl

Police say 29-year-old Benjamin Svardahl, who goes by the stage name of ‘Benny James’, failed to move over for lane closures due to a traffic accident on I-40 in the early hours of Sunday morning, and nearly hit two vehicles and one officer, who had to jump over the barrier to avoid Svardahl’s oncoming car. Officers were able to pull him over 2 miles down the road, at mile marker 205, and observed him to be extremely intoxicated, with thick and mumbled speech and the inability to find his wallet, which was in his lap. He claimed to have had “2 draft beers” during his 3.5-hour music gig that had just ended. He blew a 0.211% BAC on a breathalyzer test.

Nashville Musician headbutts wife so hard she required surgery to repair her nose — Connor Lee Hicks

25-year-old musician Connor Lee Hicks was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Thursday night on an outstanding felony warrant charging him with aggravated assault of his wife, Marissa Williams, leaving her with serious bodily injury.

He reportedly headbutted her so hard during an argument she required extensive surgery to repair the damage.

Nashville Musician booked on 3-year-old suspended license warrant — Emma Kathleen Zinck

24 -year-old Emma Kathleen Zinck was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Thursday on an outstanding bench warrant stemming from when she failed to appear for her booking date on a driving without a license state citation she received in 2018. She was originally stopped in West Nashville just before midnight with a headlight out when the officer discovered she was driving on a suspended Virginia driver’s license. He issued her a citation, and she never showed up for court. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest in May of 2018 and had been outstanding until yesterday. She was ROR’d from custody.

Musician Bitty Ladd punches friend in mouth, causing $10K in dental repair #Arrested

Police say 23-year-old musician Bitty James Ladd admitted during an interview to punching his friend, Jeffrey Webb, after a night of drinking in downtown Nashville. The assault resulted in two disfigured teeth, pain, and over $10,000 in medical costs. Ladd is charged with felony aggravated assault resulting in serious injury, and is free on a $2,500 bond.