Austin Dubois charged in death of Mitchell Copeland — Confession: “I was going fast, way too fast…”

19-year-old Austin Dubois is now charged with reckless endangerment, his actions resulting in the death of 19-year-old Mitchell Copeland in March. DuBois was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Tuesday on a warrant that alleges he told investigators “I was flying, I was going fast, way too fast, way too fucking fast” while driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO. He was traveling 60 in a 35 mph zone when he entered a curve in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. Dubois is free on a $5,000 bond.

Man booked on outstanding assault warrant after getting caught speeding down I-40

26-year-old Joshua Vaughn was charged with domestic assault and driving without a license after he was caught speeding on I-40 and was found to have no driver’s license. Police discovered he had an outstanding warrant for assault.

Joyride gone wrong: Police find marijuana in car radio during traffic stop

28-year-old Malcolm Seay was charged with possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, and evading arrest after he was pulled over for speeding. He was found to have a suspended license and to be in possession of marijuana stashed away in his car radio.

Man charged after jumping on wall of a bridge, stumbling into traffic during DUI stop

23-year-old Tristan French was charged with public intoxication after he was found to be the passenger of a vehicle involved in a DUI arrest and officers found him to be argumentative after he jumped on top of the wall of a bridge and then stumbled into traffic.

What’s in the car? Whiskey, Body Armor, a 20-gauge shotgun, and 150 rounds.

35-year-old Derek Ferrell was stopped by Nashville International Airport Police on April 9th at approximately 5:30 p.m., after he was observed driving erratically in an older model white Ford sedan. Inside the vehicle, police would find an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe Whiskey, a 20-gauge shotgun, 150 rounds of ammo, and drug paraphernalia.

D.A.’s office will prosecute passenger, but not off-duty officer, on identical charge

Today marks the point of no return for the Nashville District Attorney’s Office. Today is the day they define two clear and distinct paths for prosecuting crimes in Nashville – one for police, and one for citizens.
Two people in the same car got charged with identical crimes. One was an off-duty cop, whose charges the D.A. refused to prosecute. The passenger, a citizen with no priors, will be prosecuted in a Nashville courtroom this morning at 9 a.m. by the same D.A.’s office, for the same charge.

Why Dr. Shawn Joseph requires a chauffeur: He’s horrible at driving & paying tickets.

Reckless driving charges, speeding, 54 in a 35 mph zone, 85 in a 55 mph zone, failure to appear. Tickets in multiple states, one of them unpaid for years. It’s no wonder why MNPS Director Shawn Joseph prefers a personal driver for his daily activities across the city.