Two Fort Campbell Soldiers charged in DUI crash that took down utility pole — Diego Loza & Garrett Edwards

Two Fort Campbell Soldiers charged in DUI crash that took down utility pole — Diego Loza & Garrett Edwards

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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.

COMPLAINT:
2021-0598869
ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:
THE DEFENDANT WAS INVOLVED IN A TRAFFIC CRASH ON THE SHELBY STREET ENTRANCE RAMP TO INTERSTATE 24 WEST. THE DEFENDANT WAS DRIVING A 2018 HYUNDAI ELANTRA WHEN HE LOST CONTROL. THE DEFENDANT STRUCK A LIGHT POLE. THE DEFENDANT STRUCK THE LIGHT POLE HARD ENOUGH TO KNOCK IT OVER.

THE HYUNDAI ELANTRA SUSTAINED FRONT-END DAMAGE IN THE CRASH. THE DEFENDANT SMELLED OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE. THE DEFENDANT’S EYES WERE BLOODSHOT AND WATERY. THE DEFENDANT STATED HE CONSUMED 5 OR 6 MILLER LITE BEERS. THE DEFENDANT SHOWED INDICATORS OF IMPAIRMENT ON THE STANDARD FIELD SOBRIETY TASKS. THE DEFENDANT WAS INFORMED OF THE TENNESSEE IMPLIED CONSENT ADVISEMENT AND GAVE CONSENT TO A BREATH TEST. THE DEFENDANT’S FINAL BREATH RESULT WAS A 0.157.

THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE WAS IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OF THE VEHICLE AND KNOWING ALLOWED THE CO-DEFENDANT TO OPERATE HIS VEHICLE WHILE HE WAS INTOXICATED. THE DEFENDANT (OWNER OF THE VEHICLE) WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND TRANSPORTED TO BOOKING. THE DEFENDANT DID NOT QUALIFY FOR A STATE CITATION DUE TO THE DEFENDANT’S HIGH LEVEL OF IMPAIRMENT.

PROSECUTOR:
CRAIG E AMABILE
SIGNED BY COMMISSIONER / JUDGE:
DANIEL MASTEN
VICTIM:
SOCIETY
CASE CHARGE BOND
GS956745 (EDWARDS) DUI 5000
GS956740 (LOZA) DUI PER SE – OWNER 2500

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Garrett Edwards (MNPD)
Garrett Edwards (MNPD)
DEFENDANT: EDWARDS, GARRETT M
AKA(s): GARRETT EDWARDS
ADDRESS: 119 STORYBROOK DRIVE
CLARKSVILLE, TN 37042
JMS ID: 966952
CONTROL ID: 605208
SEX: M
RACE: WHITE
DOB: 05/17/1998 (23)
ADMITTED: 11/22/2021 01:22 AM
RELEASED: 11/22/2021
BOND VIA: PRETRIAL

Diego Loza (MNPD)
Diego Loza (MNPD)
DEFENDANT: LOZA, DIEGO
AKA(s): DIEGO LOZA
ADDRESS: 119 STORYBROOK DRIVE
CLARKSVILLE, TN 37042
JMS ID: 966948
CONTROL ID: 605206
SEX: M
RACE: WHITE
DOB: 01/16/2000 (21)
ADMITTED: 11/22/2021 12:16 AM
RELEASED: 11/22/2021
BOND VIA: PRETRIAL

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