BUI: David Rank, 62, charged after doing donuts on a jet ski near Elm Hill Marina

TWRA Officer Joshua Landrum says 62-year-old David Alan Rank was having too much fun near the Elm Hill Marina Sunday as he observed him doing donuts near the no-wake zone without a life jacket properly buckled. As he spoke to Rank, he says it was apparent he was intoxicated with slurred speech and a strong smell of alcohol about him. When asked how much he had to drink today, he stated he had “one or two drinks” on his daughter’s boat.

He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken to jail.

Too drunk for Percy Priest Lake: Lucille Gonyea & Dominic Napolitan arrested on jet ski

TWRA Officers observed 42-year-old Lucille Gonyea & 58-year-old Dominic Napolitan on a jet ski near Hamilton Creek while visibly intoxicated. Dominic was operating the vessel with a half-worn life jacket while holding a styrofoam cup he attempted to hide when the officer approached. Both parties reportedly reeked of alcohol, and Dominic performed poorly on field sobriety tests. TWRA Officer Joshua Landrum took both parties into custody.

BUI: Tyler Ruby admits to drinking beer & smoking weed prior to operating boat on Percy Priest Lake

TWRA Officer Joshua Landrum was patrolling Percy Priest Lake Sunday when he noticed a pontoon boat in the ‘no wake’ zone without any registration numbers properly displayed. As he encountered and spoke to the boat operator, 31-year-old Tyler Ruby, he noticed he reeked of alcohol and had slurred speech and glassy eyes. Ruby admitted to drinking “2 or 3 beers” and smoking marijuana prior to operating the boat. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Ruby was transported to booking on multiple charges.

Austin Rivera booked on outstanding citations for jet skiing after sunset on Percy Priest Lake

In June of 2021, 24-year-old Austin Rivera was issued boating violation citations on Percy Priest Lake for operating a jet ski after sunset and towing two individuals on a tube after sunset. He was scheduled to appear to self-book on the citations a few weeks later but never appeared. Eventually, he was taken into custody on the outstanding criminal charges this week in Nashville. 

BUI: Man says he last smoked weed back when the ‘sun was still up’… it was currently 6PM & sunny

At 6 p.m. Saturday on Percy Priest Lake, TWRA Officer Joshua Landrum asked 24-year-old Jet Skier Orrie Reed Whitton when he last smoked marijuana. Landrum replied: “when the sun was still up”. The agent reminded him the sun had been up for the last 12 hours, and wouldn’t set for another 2. Landrum was jailed on 5 charges this weekend, and he reportedly told the officer he “doesn’t care what happens to him”.

Nashville musician charged with BUI after telling officer he drank 3 White Claws, per report

29-year-old Chris Perrine was charged with boating under the influence when an officer halted his vessel after noticing he had beer cans within his reach. Perrine admitted to drinking 3 White Claws.

Edgehill boat operator booked for drinking ‘Nothing!’, according to friend

27-year-old Zackery Abriola was charged with implied consent, boating under the influence, and negligent operation of a boat after allowing a passenger to ride on the top of a double-decker pontoon boat and admitting to drinking while boating on the lake.

North Nashville woman has ‘a few’ on the water, booked for BUI

23-year-old Olivia Wolff was charged with implied consent and boating under the influence after drinking “a few” and operating a personal watercraft beyond the designated curfew.

20-year-old helmsman charged with BUI on Percy Priest Lake

20-year-old Adam Hollis was charged with negligent operation of a boat, boating under the influence, possession of alcohol under 21, NASBLA boating violation, and implied consent after TWRA observed a boat with a passenger on the bow and found Busch cans rolling around on his boat.