48-year-old Rebecca Oravec was involved in a non-injury crash on March 2nd, and police report her reeking of alcohol with pinpoint pupils, and slurred speech. She told responding officers she needed to be admitted to a rehab facility, stating she was an alcoholic. She admitted to consuming “a couple” of drinks. Inside the vehicle, officers located 9 open and empty cans of White Claw, and one unopened can which was still cold to the touch.
25-year-old Anthony Castiglia was booked on a citation for DUI this week stemming from a December crash that sent him to the hospital. Court records show Castiglia told officers he intentionally rammed his vehicle into a tree on Ellison Place.
Officers found several consumed cans of White Claw in both the front and back seats of the vehicle. He was transported to Vanderbilt and admitted due to internal injuries.
Less than a month after his 21st birthday, Alexander Hargis faces a DUI charge after officers stopped him for an issue with his front headlight. Upon approaching the vehicle, empty cans of White Claw and an open bottle of Jim Beam were immediately noticed. Hargis agreed to a breathalyzer and blew a 0.22 BAC. He is free on pre-trial release.
An officer with the TWRA says 27-year-old Taylor Hampton Elliott gave the open can of White Claw he was drinking to a nearby swimmer as he approached him and his jet ski on Percy Priest Lake near Party Cove this weekend. Elliott is charged with being heavily intoxicated while recklessly operating a jet ski. BUI charges now carry the same weight as DUI charges in Tennessee. He is free on pre-trial release.
64-year-old Sharon Wilder was arrested for her fourth DUI after running through stop signs, red lights, almost hitting several vehicles, and oncoming traffic in a parking lot. Officers spotted two open White Claw Hard Seltzer cans from outside the vehicle.
26-year-old Joel N. Arlotta is charged with vandalism, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication, after he approached a woman’s car on West End, told her “The demon is chasing me”, smashed out her car window, and said, “y’all didn’t think I was that strong, did you!”. Police then found him entangled in a chain-link fence.
Where were Becky’s friends? Jada Alexis Head came from Owensboro, KY, for Tuesday night’s Jonas Brothers concert in Nashville, but mostly all she saw was the inside of the bathroom she locked herself to avoid police, and the back of a patrol car after she was eventually hobbled.