23-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Garrett Edwards crashed into a utility pole on the Shelby Street entrance ramp to I-24, knocking it over. The car he was driving belonged to his roommate, and fellow soldier, 21-year-old Diego Loza. Both were heavily intoxicated, according to police, and Edwards admitted to consuming “5 or 6 Miller Lite beers”. Edwards blew a 0.157 BAC when tested. Edwards was charged with DUI, and Loza was charged with DUI per se, as he was the vehicle owner, and knowingly allowed Edwards to drive his vehicle while intoxicated. Both were freed on pre-trial release.
27-year-old U.S. Army Soldier Jose Arellano was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Saturday night after police say he was involved in a brawl with multiple other individuals, including other soldiers, near 2nd Ave & Broadway in downtown Nashville. Court records show he told officers he was upset that one of the other brawlers had “called him a p**sy” after which he became confrontational and attempted to provoke another fight and had to be held/pulled back by officers and other individuals. He continued to be combative and was eventually taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct. Arellano is free on pre-trial release.
A 22-year-old Ft. Campbell Soldier, Tyreece Stephen, ventured to Nashville for the first time Saturday night. After an altercation in front of the Lucky Bastard Saloon, he would end up a booked and bloody mess. The next day he would post on social media that his first visit to Nashville couldn’t have gone worse.