DUI: Richard Bankston tells officers he “had drunk too much to drive”

42-year-old Richard Bankston was caught driving under the influence near a bar on Rivergate Parkway on June 10th. When officers arrived on the scene, they made contact with Richard Bankston and Jennifer Davis, who stated they had been kicked out of the bar but should not have been. While speaking with the pair, officers noticed their slurred speech, unstable balance, and the smell of alcohol coming from their breath. Officers ran both IDs and noticed Davis had three prior DUIs. Bankston had one prior DUI and a canceled license. When speaking with officers, Davis admitted to having two drinks, and Bankston admitted that he had drunk too much to drive. Davis was also in the process of ordering an Uber and leaving, so officers stayed until the Uber came and watched them both leave.

About a half hour later, officers were patrolling the area when they noticed Bankston and Davis standing in the parking lot again. The officers then observed Bankston walk and clear out the passenger seat of a vehicle before Davis got into the passenger seat. Bankston then entered the driver’s seat and started driving before officers initiated a traffic stop. Officers then asked Bankston to walk to the back of the vehicle to perform sobriety tests, which he accepted, but officers noticed numerous indicators of impairment, and he refused to continue the rest of the test after performing poorly on the first one. Bankston also refused to give a blood sample, and he was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.

Thomas Patton charged with DUI after leaving bachelor party

47-year-old Thomas Patton pulled out in front of officers on Gallatin Pike and began driving erratically on the morning of August 6. Police conducted a traffic stop, and Thomas gave them his debit card when they asked for identification. Thomas agreed to step out of the vehicle and perform sobriety tests. He showed signs of intoxication and was placed into custody. While transported to booking, he told the officers that he came from a bachelor party and originally planned to have his wife pick him up. He said that he drove because he lived close by.

Michael Bostic had the right to remain silent, just not the ability

27-year-old Michael Tanner Bostic is charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct after he interrupted an officer on an unrelated call and caused a commotion accusing her of theft. Officers were at Fox & Hound on Rivergate Parkway on an unrelated call when a female exited the bar with Bostic behind her, claiming she stole $200 from him and kept interfering with the original call for service. He was highly intoxicated and refused all requests to call down and wait his turn. He eventually calmed down and walked away, only to re-engage in the disorderly behavior as the female was speaking to the police. He was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Nancy Kacena, 71, says she took Hyrdocodone hours before crashing into parked vehicle

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.

Woman charged with DUI-2nd after found unconscious behind the wheel in West Nashville — Leann Bernard

41-year-old State of Tennessee employee Leann ‘Lee-Lea’ Bernard was found unconscious behind the wheel of her vehicle in West Nashville, and medics alerted police when they revived her and she was stumbling around with no obvious medical reason. She eventually admitted to officers she had been drinking, and they located two empty beer cans and one nearly empty bottle of vodka in the vehicle. Bernard pleaded guilty to a prior DUI in July of 2019. She was given pre-trial release on the new charge. Bernard is a software developer under the Department of Finance, according to state records.

Cloud IX, LLC Dissolved By State, Still Operating while Not Paying Rent

Cloud IX, LLC – the legal business entity for registered by the state of TN for tax, insurance, and other legal purposes, located at 3807 Gallatin Pike, and registered by Erica Fenton, was administratively dissolved by the State of Tennessee for failing to properly file an annual report with the state. Businesses that are dissolved are also not paying any taxes, as they are not an active legal business. They also cannot operate legally under the business name, as it is inactive/dissolved by the state, nor can they enter legally…