Police responded to the UPS parking lot on Whites Creek Pike Tuesday morning after multiple reports of a man passed out behind the wheel of a truck that had struck multiple vehicles. Officers arrived to find 24-year-old Chrestien Jordan Ivey, who stated he drove there to look for a red truck when he was in a collision in the parking lot. It wasn’t immediately clear why he was searching for another vehicle. Ivey admitted to taking a Percocet and smoking marijuana prior to driving and was nodding off during the interaction. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI.
Police say 28-year-old Kaedee Miller Hembree struck one vehicle on Interstate 40 on Wednesday before coming to a stop in a lane of traffic just before 7 p.m. Responding TDOT crews report she was awake and alert and then suddenly lost consciousness while they were present. Nashville Fire responded and administered Narcan and eventually revived Miller, who admitted to taking her prescribed Seroquel along with an unprescribed Percocet shortly before driving. She was charged with DUI 2nd (she was convicted of a DUI in March in Murfreesboro) and driving on a revoked license.
Vanderbilt University Police responded to a multi-car crash just after 2 p.m. Wednesday on 25th Ave S. near Garland, where a gray BMW struck a red Chevy pickup truck that was parked on the sidewalk as workers were performing maintenance. The driver of the BMW, 71-year-old Nancy Carr Kacena, stated she didn’t know what happened to cause the crash and was unable to locate the “park” button on her vehicle when asked to engage it. She stated she had not consumed any alcohol but did take other medication, including prescribed Hydrocodone. She was unable to stand on her own and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Kacena was charged with DUI and transported to booking.
23-year-old Ariel Thomas was stopped for speeding and during the interaction with an officer, she admitted to “drinking a swig” from an open bottle of Paul Masson Whiskey, which she was carrying in a pouch on her shirt, and taking a Percocet. A second empty bottle of whiskey was also in the vehicle, along with other various open containers of alcohol. Also found in the vehicle was a small amount of marijuana and a loaded Taurus pistol. What wasn’t found was a valid license to drive, as she currently didn’t have one issued to her.
23-year-old Ryan Durocher told police he had 2 beers, 6 Percocet, and 7 Xanax, in the hours prior to crashing his 2002 Chevy Blazer. He consented to field sobriety tests and performed poorly according to the arresting officer. He was transported to Metro General for a blood draw and then booked into custody, charged with DUI.