DUI: Ashton Grams flips her car with 4 young children inside after drinking Bud Light

30-year-old Ashton Grams was arrested for driving under the influence after being involved in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Fairland Avenue and Fain Street on July 7th. Officers responded to a rollover accident and found Grams and her four children outside the overturned vehicle. The vehicle’s tags were suspended, and officers discovered an empty can of Bud Light on the vehicle’s passenger side. Grams confessed to driving the overturned vehicle and admitted that the beer can was hers, claiming she had not consumed alcohol since the previous day at noon. Officers then conducted a sobriety test, which Grams agreed to, but she performed poorly and exhibited signs of impairment. Additionally, officers noticed Grams had bloodshot, constricted, and glassy eyes. During police questioning, officers detected the smell of alcohol coming from Grams. Grams informed officers that the Bud Light can was half full in the vehicle, but it spilled on her. Grams also admitted that she did not have insurance for the car. The four children in the vehicle were 8, 6, 5, and 5 months old. The 5-month-old and 5-year-old were in car seats, while the 8-year-old and 6-year-old were not. Officers observed cuts on the 8-year-old and 6-year-old before learning that Grams had a suspended driver’s license. Grams stated that she was driving at 35 mph when she collided with a parked trailer she didn’t see. Grams then hit a nearby parked truck, causing significant damage and totaling both the truck and trailer. Grams was taken into custody for driving on a suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle, DUI, open container of alcohol, lack of insurance, and four counts of child endangerment.

DUI: Yenni Perez leaves accident, tells police she didn’t stay because she doesn’t have a license

41-year-old Yenni Perez was seen driving without a license after hit and run incident Near 8th Avenue S on April 29th. When officers arrived, they observed Perez’s vehicle leaving the crash scene. Witnesses immediately alerted them that the vehicle was involved in the crash, but they did not exchange information. Officers observed the vehicle continue southbound on 8th Avenue towards the intersection before officers caught up and escorted her back to the crash. Officers then spoke with Perez, who stated she did not have to stay at the location because she knew she did not have a valid Tennessee driver’s license or proof of insurance. Officers noticed the tag on the vehicle was upside down and observed that the VIN and registration did not match the vehicle she was driving. Perez then claimed she bought the vehicle at an auction, which officers confirmed. Perez had no passport or identification, so she could not be issued a state citation. Before being taken into custody, Perez had officers give her son a check to pay the rent. Officers noticed the check had the last name Ortiz, which her son confirmed as her last name. Perez refused to answer questions about why she gave a different last name. Perez was taken into custody and charged with criminal impersonation, no driver’s license, unregistered vehicle, leaving the scene of an incident, and insurance compliance.