Woman charged with downtown DUI says she had a “single drink at work before leaving — Catherine Friend

Woman charged with downtown DUI says she had a “single drink at work before leaving — Catherine Friend

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25-year-old Catherine Friend is charged with DUI after driving on KVB at 1st Ave. South in downtown Nashville with a damaged front tire. Police made contact with her and noticed immediate signs of intoxication. She admitted to having ‘a single drink’ before leaving her job, and was transported to booking after a stop at Metro General for a blood draw, to which she consented. She is free on pre-trial release.

COMPLAINT:
2021-0540438
ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:
On 10/17/2021 at 0306 hrs police observed a white vehicle traveling on Korean Veterans Blvd. at 1st Ave South with a damaged front tire. Police made contact with the defendant who was driving the vehicle. The defendant had red glassy eyes and was unsteady on her feet after exiting the vehicle.

The defendant agreed to perform SFTS’s in a nearby parking lot. While performing the tasks the defendant showed signs of impairment. The defendant stated she was leaving work and had a single drink before leaving. After being placed into custody for DUI the defendant was advised of implied consent and consented to a blood draw.

The defendant was transported to Nashville general hospital for the blood draw. The defendant’s blood was taken and sent to the MNPD lab for testing. The defendant was taken into custody and booked due to her intoxication.

PROSECUTOR:
SPENDER E ARROYO
SIGNED BY COMMISSIONER / JUDGE:
JOHN RICHARD MANSON
VICTIM:
Catherine Friend (MNPD)
Catherine Friend (MNPD)
CASE CHARGE BOND
GS954341 DUI 2500

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DEFENDANT: FRIEND, CATHERINE
AKA(s): CATHERINE FRIEND
ADDRESS: 1811 TAMMANY DRI
NASHVILLE, TN 37216
JMS ID: 965175
CONTROL ID: 604566
SEX: F
RACE: WHITE
DOB: 04/08/1996 (25)
ADMITTED: 10/17/2021 06:11 AM
RELEASED: 10/17/2021 07:25 AM
BOND VIA: PRETRIAL

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