Phillip Junkin drunkenly knocks man out during fight in Red Roof Inn parking lot

28-year-old Phillip Junkin was involved in a fight in the Red Roof Inn parking lot on Sidco Drive late May 15th. When officers arrived, they located the other party, face down on the ground, covered in blood, near Junkin. Junkin had no shirt on and was concealing a Glock in his waistband. Officers detained Junkin, during which they noticed he reeked of alcohol and was showing signs of impairment. Multiple witnesses told officers that Junkin knocked the other male unconscious and began wandering the parking lot, stumbling around. Junkin was deemed a danger to himself and was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and possession of a handgun while under the influence.

DUI: Nicki Selby speeds down Lebanon Pike after drinking fireball

49-year-old Nicki Selby was observed speeding on Lebanon Pike in the early hours of May 2nd. Officers then conducted a traffic stop and noticed she smelled strongly of alcohol. She then admitted to having a glass and a half of wine and a shot of Fireball. She consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and agreed to provide a breath sample, which resulted in 0.117 BAC%. Officers then searched her vehicle and located a Ruger handgun in her purse that was in the front seat. Selby was taken into custody for possession of a weapon while under the influence, an implied consent violation, and driving under the influence.

DUI: Sean McCann swerves on Murfreesboro Pike after drinking cocktails at Rippy’s Bar

31-year-old Sean McCann was speeding and swerving near Murfreesboro Pike and Donelson Pike on April 28th. Officers observed this, followed him, and conducted a traffic stop, where they noticed he showed signs of impairment, reeking of alcohol. He consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and then admitted to drinking 4-5 mixed cocktails at Rippy’s Bar. After being read implied consent, he agreed to provide a breath sample, resulting in 0.149 BAC%. During a subsequent search of his vehicle, officers located a handgun and baggies of marijuana in his backpack. McCann was taken into custody for driving under the influence, simple possession, and possession of a weapon while under the influence.

DUI: Bryan Berninger crashes twice on Charlotte Pike, says he didn’t “drink to get drink”

25-year-old Bryan Berninger was involved in a car accident with injuries near Charlotte Pike and 22nd Avenue North late April 27th. When officers arrived at the scene of the crash, they were approached by Veronica Renee Edwards, who advised them that an individual, later identified as Berninger, had crashed into her vehicle also at another location further down the road. Officers located Berninger in the driver’s seat and had him exit his car. He showed signs of impairment and got into the back of an ambulance, where he stated he had drank earlier at a “sampler” and that he was not there to “Drink to get drink,” later clarifying that he had meant “drunk.”

Officers reported that “When asked about the other crash further down the road, Berninger stated he could not recall another crash. He stated what had caused the initial crash was that the “vehicles in front” of him “stopped,” but he “did not stop.” Officers located a handgun on the passenger side floorboard, which he claimed was his. Berninger was then transported to Meharry General Hospital, where officers followed and prompted him with a sobriety test, in which he showed multiple signs of intoxication and smelled strongly of alcohol. He agreed to provide a blood sample and, under Miranda, requested a lawyer. Berninger was released from the hospital and then was taken into custody for failure to give information, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence, and possession of a weapon while under the influence.

DUI: Jeffrey Greene found unconscious next to his burning vehicle

52-year-old Jeffrey Greene crashed his car into a tree near a Goodbar Drive residence late April 24th. When officers arrived, they observed Greene lying unconscious on the ground next to his vehicle, which was on fire. After medics checked on him, he refused additional medical treatment. While officers investigated, Greene kept telling officers he was not involved in an accident and was unaware of how his car crashed. He consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and agreed to provide a blood sample after being informed of implied consent. During a subsequent search of his vehicle, officers located a firearm near the driver’s compartment. Green was transported to Nashville General Hospital and then was taken into custody for driving under the influence and possession of a weapon while under the influence.

DUI: Katilyn Taft drives after drinking “5-6 Vegas Bombs” police find loaded Glock 43 in car

31-year-old Katilyn Brooke Taft was arguing with her husband in their vehicle near 7th Avenue and McGavock Street in the early hours of April 22nd. Officers observed this and approached them, noticing she showed multiple signs of inebriation while sitting in the driver’s seat. The officers located a Glock 43 compact handgun in the driver’s side door storage compartment, in plain view, next to Taft. She told them the firearm was hers and provided them with her Alabama concealed handgun permit. She consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and then admitted to having 5-6 “Vegas Bombs” at the bar. Taft agreed to provide a breath sample, resulting in 0.123 BAC%, and then was taken into custody for driving under the influence and weapon possession while under the influence.

DUI: Monica Hopkins caught driving drunk with gun in reach

45-year-old Monica Mae Hopkins was jailed on April 18th after reports of a woman vomiting in the parking lot outside of her white Jeep in the early hours of April 18th. When NFD responded, Hopkins refused medical treatment. Upon arrival, officers noticed she was still in the driver’s seat of her Jeep, which was running, and as they approached, they saw empty alcoholic beverages and a handgun near her glove compartment.

Hopkins appeared confused when officers asked her what today’s date was, so they prompted her with sobriety tests, which she consented to and performed poorly. Hopkins then admitted to having a few drinks and being intoxicated. Hopkins was transported to Nashville General for clearance and then was taken into custody for driving under the influence, possession of a handgun while under the influence, and an open container violation.

DUI: Braenee Redden-Lee caught with marijuana, mushrooms and a fully loaded handgun

25-year-old Braenee Redden-Lee swerved over the center median on I-24 late April 13th. Then, she drifted, trying to return to her travel lane, but drove in both lanes. Officers observed this and initiated a traffic stop, where she was slow to respond and continued driving, disregarding their emergency equipment. Officers shined their spotlight at the driver’s side mirror to get her to pull over to the right shoulder, which she did after approximately 1.5 miles. They approached the passenger side and observed the driver, Redden-Lee, and passenger, Brea Williams, with an unidentified female in the car, reeking of alcohol.

When officers advised Redden-Lee why they stopped her and requested her driver’s credentials, she had a bracelet on her wrist like ones used at nightclubs to purchase alcoholic beverages. They discovered she had a suspended license and had her exit the vehicle for questioning.  When officers asked if she would take sobriety tests, she said, “No.”

During a search, officers located a black handgun with a loaded magazine. Redden-Lee was detained and placed in the rear of the patrol vehicle. The officers then asked Williams to exit the car, where she provided them with her identification and told them the vehicle was hers, stating, “Yes, I just bought it, and I am making $1000 payments a month.”  She was also detained and placed in the patrol car.

Officers searched the vehicle and found marijuana and mushrooms in a brown purse, which Redden-Lee claimed. Additionally, they found another package of marijuana in the center console, which Williams admitted was hers. Redden-Lee refused to provide a chemical sample after being informed of implied consent and was taken into custody for driving under the influence, two counts of simple possession, driving with a suspended license, implied consent violation, and possession of a weapon while under the influence.

DUI: Jacob Hudelston caught with handgun after crashing into rock wall on I-65 South

30-year-old Jacob Huddleston had a single-vehicle accident where he drove off the roadway and collided with a rock wall near Exit 74A on I-65 South in the early hours of April 14th. When officers arrived, Huddleston told them he was unsure which direction he was going or how he had gone off the road, but he believed he was driving onto the I-65 South entrance ramp from Old Hickory Boulevard. They noticed he reeked of alcohol and asked him if he had consumed any, to which he said no. He refused to take sobriety tests but allowed them to check his eyes, where they found indication of intoxication. Hudelston declined to provide a chemical sample and, under Miranda, told them he had three beers a little after midnight. During an inventory search, officers located a half-empty liquor bottle, a couple of beers in his vehicle, and a loaded handgun in one of the pockets of his backpack. When asked about the gun, he said, “Yes, I inherited it,” so it was seized. Huddleston was taken into custody for driving under the influence, implied consent, weapon possession while under the influence, and an open-container violation.

DUI: Lowell Beushausen III rear-ends vehicle in parking lot after blowing .192% BAC

55-year-old Lowell Kendall Beushausen III had a car accident in the parking lot across from Barstool Nashville on April 7th. EMS personnel flagged officers down regarding the crash, advising them that Beushausen appeared to be intoxicated. When officers arrived, they observed him in the driver’s seat with an unidentified male passenger, who showed signs of impairment. Officers spoke with the other driver involved, Hadi Zabi. Zabi told them that Beushausen struck the rear end of his parked vehicle while he and his two children sat inside. When officers spoke with Beushausen, he reeked of alcohol and admitted to having 6 or 7 beers as well as a fully loaded .40 caliber H&K handgun in his center console. Officers then secured and inventoried the handgun for evidence. Beushausen III consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and agreed to provide a blood sample, resulting in 0.192 BAC%. Beushausen was taken into custody for driving under the influence and possession of a weapon while under the influence.