DUI: Jovani Gonzalez blows .262% BAC after being found passed out drunk in his car

28-year-old Jovani Gonzalez was found sleeping in his car at the Chase Bank parking lot late on April 28th. When officers arrived, they found Gonzalez asleep in his vehicle with the keys in the ignition and the vehicle in drive. Officers could not wake him even after numerous attempts, so paramedics were contacted. A paramedic was able to put the car in park and wake Gonzalez with a sternum rub. Officers then made contact with Gonzalez and noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from his person. While speaking to Gonzalez, officers saw a closed 750ml bottle of 1800 Tequila on the passenger side floor, along with another empty beer bottle. According to officers, about 15 empty beer bottles were in the truck bed. When asked how much alcohol he had consumed, Gonzalez stated, “Three to four beers,” leading to the request for some field sobriety tests. Gonzalez consented to the sobriety tests but ended up performing poorly. Gonzalez performed a breathalyzer test with the final result being a .262% BAC. Gonzalez was asked for his driver’s license but told officers that he didn’t have one or any other form of identification. Jovani Gonzalez was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence, driving without a driver’s license, and possessing an open alcohol container.

DUI: Raul Rizo blows .196% BAC after driving into police car

23-year-old Raul Rizo was seen sleeping in his vehicle, which was stopped in the middle of the road near Antioch Pike on April 29th. When officers arrived, they approached Rizo’s vehicle and noticed open beer bottles with liquid inside them. Officers told Rizo, who was sleeping inside, to turn his vehicle off numerous times, but he did not hear them. Rizo then woke up and drove into an officer’s vehicle. Rizo continued to keep his foot on the gas, causing even more damage. Officers proceeded to break the passenger side window of Rizo’s car and pulled the keys out of the ignition. Officers then placed Rizo into custody and learned Rizo was sleeping at the wheel. Officers noticed he had many signs of impairment, including bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, as well as having an extreme odor of alcohol. Rizo agreed to do a breath sample and blew a .196% BAC. Officers questioned Rizo, who stated that he had ten beers before beginning to drive. Officers received Rizzo’s information and found that Rizo did not have a valid driver’s license. Rizo was charged with DUI, No driver’s license, Vandalism, evading arrest, and open container violation.

DUI: David Randazzo drives through person’s backyard, tells officers he “had a little bit” to drink

41-year-old David Randazzo was taken into custody for an open container violation, an implied consent violation, and driving under the influence-2nd offense on April 26th. On April 25th, around 10:00 p.m., officers received a call regarding a person, later identified as Randazzo, driving through their backyard. Upon arrival, officers observed him driving away from the location. Officers then conducted an investigatory stop, where they noticed Randazzo reeked of alcohol. When asked by officers if he had consumed any alcohol, Randazzo advised that he “had a little bit.” He consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and after being read implied consent, agreed to provide a blood sample. After being transported to Nashville General Hospital for the blood draw, Randazzo revoked his consent, prompting officers to obtain a search warrant for his blood. Officers then discovered he had a prior DUI charge from Michigan in 2017. Officers located two open containers during an inventory search of his vehicle. Randazzo was detained for the incident.

DUI: Alexander Salyers crashes car on Old Hickory Boulevard after having 3-4 drinks

23-year-old Alexander Salyers had a single-vehicle accident near Old Hickory Boulevard on April 20th. Officers were advised about the crash via a third-party caller. When officers arrived, they located Salyers, who appeared confused, staring at the damage to his vehicle. Then, he told officers he was unaware of how the accident occurred and admitted to having three to four alcoholic drinks before driving. Salyers consented to sobriety tests and then performed poorly. Officers searched his vehicle and located a loaded Sig Sauer pistol and an open 12-ounce Miller Lite. Salyers was taken into custody for driving under the influence and an open container violation.

DUI: Monica Hopkins caught driving drunk with gun in reach

45-year-old Monica Mae Hopkins was jailed on April 18th after reports of a woman vomiting in the parking lot outside of her white Jeep in the early hours of April 18th. When NFD responded, Hopkins refused medical treatment. Upon arrival, officers noticed she was still in the driver’s seat of her Jeep, which was running, and as they approached, they saw empty alcoholic beverages and a handgun near her glove compartment.

Hopkins appeared confused when officers asked her what today’s date was, so they prompted her with sobriety tests, which she consented to and performed poorly. Hopkins then admitted to having a few drinks and being intoxicated. Hopkins was transported to Nashville General for clearance and then was taken into custody for driving under the influence, possession of a handgun while under the influence, and an open container violation.

DUI: Laura Nieves swerves out of lane after drinking bottle of Corona

35-year-old Laura Nieves swerved left, out of her travel lane, and nearly collided with another vehicle on Bell Road in the early hours of April 12th. Officers were patrolling the area near Couchville Pike when they observed this, so they initiated a traffic stop and noticed she showed signs of impairment. Additionally, officers saw a case of Corona on the passenger seat, an empty Corona bottle on the floor with liquid spilled around it, and another opened, half-full Corona behind the passenger seat. Nieves told officers she was coming from JB’s Pour House, where she went after leaving work. She reeked of alcohol as she consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. After officers read implied consent to Nieves, she refused to provide a chemical sample. Nieves was taken into custody for an implied consent violation, an open container violation, and driving under the influence.

DUI: John Hendrix falls asleep behind the wheel after drinking at a friend’s house

41-year-old John Zachary Hendrix was asleep in his car in front of his friend’s Sigler Street Residence on April 15th. Officers conducted a welfare check near the location, where they observed Hendrix with what appeared to be an alcoholic beverage next to him in his cupholder before they woke him up. When he got up, he reeked of alcohol and told them that he was coming from “hanging out” at a friend’s house, which he was parked in front of. They asked him about the drink in the cupholder, and he said he had drunk it “long ago.” He could not recall when he left his friend’s or fell asleep. Then, he exited the car, unsteady on his feet, and took sobriety tests, where he performed poorly. Afterward, he told officers he did not want to take any additional tests, so they detained him, informed him of implied consent, where he refused to provide a chemical sample, and Mirandized him, during which he requested an attorney. During a further inspection of his vehicle, officers discovered the cup had remnants of alcohol, and the keys to his car, which is push-to-start, were in the other cupholder, readily available. Hendrix was then taken into custody for an implied consent violation, an open-container violation, and driving under the influence.

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: Johnnetta Penrose caught with marijuana in car, congratulates officers for finding her “$20 bag of weed”

46-year-old Johnnetta Penrose sped in her white Buick SUV and ran through the red light, nearly colliding with a U-Haul truck on Fesslers Lane in the early hours of March 13th. Officers observed this and conducted a traffic stop. As Officers approached the driver’s side, they noticed a small bag of marijuana on top of an ashtray in the center cupholder near a Patron Bottle, which was almost empty. Officers questioned Penrose, and she admitted to drinking, adding that she had just left a friend’s house, where they celebrated and consumed the Patron. Detectives asked if Penrose would be willing to take sobriety tests, which she consented to and performed poorly on. Before Penrose took the field tests, she tried to hide the bag of marijuana while getting out of her SUV. Penrose was detained, and officers tried to explain implied consent to her, but she was unwilling to listen, interrupting them repeatedly. Officers located an open bottle of Pinot wine behind the driver’s seat during a subsequent search of her Buick. On the way to booking, she continuously congratulated officers on finding her “$20 bag of weed.” Penrose was taken into custody for driving under the influence, implied consent, an open container violation, and simple possession.

DUI: Jonathan Martin swerves between lanes in Dodge Ram after drinking Buffalo Trace Bourbon

59-year-old Jonathan Martin drove his Dodge Ram slower than the posted speed limit, swerving between lanes on Harding Place near Interstate 65 in the early hours of March 12th. Officers observed this and conducted a traffic stop. Officers noticed Martin reeked of alcohol as they approached him. Martin then admitted to drinking, so officers transported him to a safe location to take sobriety tests, which he performed poorly. Martin was detained and agreed to provide a breath sample, which resulted in 0.064 BAC%. While searching Martin’s Dodge Ram, officers located an open bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon in a brown paper bag on the passenger’s seat. Officers also found multiple other alcohol containers and a handgun. Martin was taken into custody for driving under the influence, an open container violation, and the possession of a weapon while being under the influence.