25-year-old Andrew McSkimming is charged with the assault of his Uber driver, Abdelshahid Bishwy Bahgatayyad, after he punched him in the face and then punched him in the balls. The victim says they had arrived at the dropoff location, and McSkimming was extremely intoxicated and when he was asked to get out of the Uber, McSkimming punched the driver in the face.
Both parties then exited the vehicle as McSmimming began to hit the vehicle with his fists. McSkimming then punched the victim in the groin with his fist. Officers were issuing Andrew McSkimming a state citation for assault when he became combative with officers and continued his threatening behavior. They placed him into custody and transported him to booking.
Early Sunday morning, Metro Nashville police responded to Redneck Riviera in downtown Nashville where they found 45-year-old tourist Jeremy Hency in the process of taking his shirt off and yelling obscenities as security staff at the location. He had been kicked out of the location for being too intoxicated and escorted to the door. Hency was with his son, who agreed to arrange an Uber ride to avoid his father being arrested, and officers began to walk away. Moments later they turned to see Hency laying flat on the sidewalk blocking the path of pedestrians. His son attempted to get off the ground, stating the Uber was nearby, and officers even assisted him to the Uber once it arrived. The Uber driver, however, refused service due to his level of intoxication. Left with no other options, Hency was charged with public intoxication and transported to booking.
Police say 32-year-old Cameron Nichols was standing outside his crashed vehicle, which went through a utility pole, when they arrived at Edmonson Pike Saturday night and reeked of alcohol. He explained that he and his wife, Holly Nichols, had been out to dinner, and he consumed two beers and an “old-fashioned” cocktail. His wife had taken an Uber home, but he decided to drive. He provided his credit card when asked for his ID, showed signs of intoxication on all field sobriety tests, and then told officers he had not eaten for “several hours” despite claiming he had just had dinner. Nichols was transported to the Metro Nashville jail, and charged with DUI – driving under the influence. He is free on pre-trial release.
19-year-old Jacob Cornelius was charged with public intoxication at the Nashville International Airport after his Uber arrived at the terminal early Sunday morning with him passed out in the back seat. The rideshare driver had alerted airport police, who arrived and had an “extremely hard time” waking the teen from his alcohol-induced slumber. Too intoxicated to even stand, much less fly, he was wheeled to a patrol car and transported to booking, where he was charged with public intoxication.
18-year-old Paige Pardon and 21-year-old Trayevon Tibbs were charged with aggravated robbery after they robbed an Uber driver with two other people using semi-automatic pistols.
29-year-old Aaron Hyman was charged with public intoxication after getting into a fight over an Uber on Broadway.
21-year-old Alahna Leonardo was taking a mini-vacation to the Opryland Hotel this weekend, when police say she got so intoxicated she was unsteady and slurring her speech. She called Metro Police to report a stolen wallet but decided to just walk around the hotel when they arrived and then told them ‘Just take me to jail!’ They did.
17-year-old Reginald Williams, Jr., who was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of his arrest, is charged in a crime spree against multiple rideshare drivers, to include the sexual assault of one and the attempted murder of another.
MNPD Officer David Crisman was stopped by an Uber driver at 14th Ave S. & Demonbreun. The driver stated he had a passenger that was intoxicated to the point he wasn’t sure what to do with her. The passenger, identified as Jolene McKillop, was unsure about her destination, and kept changing her mind during the ride, not knowing where she really needed or wanted to go. Let without a specific destination, the Uber driver sought assistance.
Metro Nashville Police saved two women from a potentially dangerous situation last week, as they were in a vehicle they believed to be their Uber. The stranger driving them, Milian Tesfay, had picked them up on West End and had driven them out of the way of their destination, and was no Uber driver at all.