Live Nation executive over Ascend Amphitheater charged with DUI — Brian Traeger arrested

Live Nation executive over Ascend Amphitheater charged with DUI — Brian Traeger arrested

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41-year-old Brian Traeger, who is president of Live Nation’s Tennessee Business Unit, and is in charge of programming at Ascend Amphitheater, told police he was completely at fault for hitting a parked car while driving his blue Audi A4 Saturday evening in Nashville, claiming he was texting and driving when the accident occurred. Officer say they smelled alcohol coming from Traeger’s breath, and that he was swaying and slurring his words during the interaction. When asked to perform field sobriety tests, Traeger reportedly agreed initially, then retracted his compliance and stated “just take a blood draw because it’s the most accurate”. Traeger was transported to Metro General Hospital for a blood draw and then to the Metro Nashville Jail, where he was charged with driving under the influence. He is free on pre-trial release.

COMPLAINT:
2021-0618895
ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:
OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT AT 2214 12TH AVE S. UPON ARRIVAL THE DEFENDANT BRIAN TRAEGER, STATED HE WAS TEXTING AND DRIVING HIS BLUE AUDI A4 WHEN HE HIT A PARKED CAR.

WHEN OFFICERS SPOKE TO THE DEFENDANT HE STATED HE WAS COMPLETELY AT FAULT AND THAT HE WOULD TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCIDENT. OFFICERS NOTICED THE SMELL OF AN INTOXICANT ON THE DEFENDANT’S BREATH THEN NOTICED THE DEFENDANT WAS SWAYING AND SLURRING HIS WORDS. BASED ON THE OFFICERS EXPERIENCE THE DEFENDANT WAS RECOGNIZED TO BE INTOXICATED.

WHEN ASKED IF HE HAD BEEN DRINKING THE DEFENDANT OFFERED TO DO FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS THEN RETRACTED AND STATED JUST TAKE A BLOOD DRAW BECAUSE IT’S THE MOST ACCURATE. OFFICERS TRANSPORTED THE INDIVIDUAL TO GENERAL HOSPITAL WHERE HE FULLY CONSENTED TO THE BLOOD DRAW. THE BLOOD TESTS WERE TURNED IN AS EVIDENCE. THE DEFENDANT WAS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

PROSECUTOR:
JUSTIN A MATHIAS
SIGNED BY COMMISSIONER / JUDGE:
UMEKA M FOREMAN
VICTIM:
SOCIETY
Brian Traeger (MNPD)
Brian Traeger (MNPD)
CASE CHARGE BOND
GS957475 DUI 1500

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DEFENDANT: TRAEGER, BRIAN M
AKA(s): BRIAN TRAEGER
ADDRESS: 1234 BATTLEFIELD DRIVE
NASHVILLE, TN 37215
JMS ID: 967491
CONTROL ID: 605426
SEX: M
RACE: WHITE
DOB: 08/06/1980 (41)
ADMITTED: 12/04/2021 11:11 PM
RELEASED: 12/05/2021 01:26 AM
BOND VIA: PRETRIAL

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