19-year-old Jacob Brewster says he was inside a residence at the Hillmeade Apartments late Friday night with some friends after bringing them home and drinking some tequila with them. He says he “got in his feelings” about a situation and decided to leave. He was too intoxicated to drive home and decided to sleep in his vehicle in the parking lot. Before sleeping, he continued to drink from a bottle of vodka in the car.
A short time later, around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Metro Nashville Police responded to an unrelated shots-fired call at the complex and came across Brewster in the parking lot, who was now slumped over the driver’s seat with the car running and the door wide open. Brewster was unresponsive for several minutes with vomit both inside and outside the car and all over himself. Officers were able to turn off the car, and Brewster eventually woke up and tried to put the car in gear and leave. He eventually blew a 0.123% BAC on a breathalyzer.
A concerned citizen followed a red BMW driving by 27-year-old Amber Collins to a convenience store on Haywood Lance, concerned for her safety as she was reportedly swerving in and out of traffic and nearly caused multiple accidents. When police arrived, Collins had pulled into the parking lot of the gas station and fallen asleep at the wheel of her BMW, which was still running and near the gas pumps. After she was awoken she remained incoherent and was unable to answer questions. Inside the vehicle, officers found an open Smirnoff Vodka bottle, which was half empty.
She was charged with DUI.
45-year-old John Freeman Jr. was involved in an automobile crash on Acklen Ave on June 12th and when officers responded they smelled alcohol coming from and noticed several signs of intoxication, so they requested he perform field sobriety tests. Freeman performed poorly on those tasks and asked the officer which language he’d like to hear while performing the tests. Freeman claims he was just driving when a car pulled out in front of him, however, multiple witnesses confirmed all other vehicles were parked in front of a home when he crashed into them. Freeman had two bottles of vodka on him at the time of his arrest.
Metro Police responded to the Millenium Maxwell House Hotel Sunday afternoon when it was reported that two individuals were passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot. Behind the wheel of the Volkswagen was 19-year-old Ian Rant, who says he came down to Nashville from Purdue University for the weekend. He had checked out of the hotel but stated he was sleeping in the car because he was too impaired to drive. Rant stated he drank ten shots of vodka and ate some marijuana edibles around 10 p.m. the night before. Police found a marijuana pen on his person, a bottle of vodka in a backpack, along with packages of marijuana edibles. He is charged with DUI and is free on pre-trial release. Metro Nashville Police confirmed Monday that neither Rant, 19, nor anyone else, was cited or charged for any of the other items, edibles, marijuana, open vodka, or other paraphernalia in the vehicle.
23-year-old Bricen Bunt told police he had just left Play Dance Bar, where he had drank a tequila shot, a Long Island Tea, and a vodka/Redbull, when he crashed his car into another vehicle on I-24 while driving to Murfreesboro in the early hours of Saturday morning. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Bunt blew a 0.134 % BAC on a breathalyzer. He is free on pre-trial release.
Metro Nashville Police took 48-year-old Mario Sardagna into custody Saturday afternoon at 401 Broadway, Merchants Restaurant. Officer Sean Pulizzano says the local man was extremely intoxicated and was annoying people in the area of the restaurant, and could not stand up without swaying. Sardagna told police he drank too much vodka and apologized.
Sardagna was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
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.
34-year-old Curtis Wonderly was charged with public indecency, resisting arrest, evading arrest, public intoxication, unattended vehicle, and open container violation after he whipped his privates out while being detained for an open bottle of vodka that was in his cupholder.
44-year-old Roger Henson was charged with public intoxication after causing a disturbance at 7067 Highway S in Nashville. Law enforcement later found an opened bottle of vodka in his back pocket.
Metro Police responded to a Donelson home just before 5 a.m. Sunday morning, to find Robert McCullough, III, had woke his girlfriend up by pouring vodka on her body, pulled her from the bed by her ankles, threw her back onto the bed, and strangled her while yelling “I know you don’t love me anymore!”