Richard Kintz says he’s not as drunk as he seems; requests stop for Klonopin on way to jail

Richard Kintz says he’s not as drunk as he seems; requests stop for Klonopin on way to jail

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After hitting a parked trailer on the side of the road, 31-year-old Richard ‘Rick’ Kintz told police he knew it “seemed” as if he was under the influence” but assured them that he absolutely was not. During field sobriety tests, Kintz admitted to drinking “two beers” — the tests eventually had to be stopped for his own safety. Kintz further stated he had taken his prescribed Klonopin in addition to drinking. He was transported to Metro General for a blood draw, however, he refused, demanding his medication. After leaving the hospital and while en route to booking, Kintz stated he was having a medical emergency of anxiety and shortness of breath, so he was once again returned to Metro General, who once again denied giving him any Klonopin. He was medically cleared and booked into jail.

Richard Kintz (MNPD)
Richard Kintz (MNPD)

Richard Kintz, of Old Hickory Blvd in Nashville, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 5th, charged with driving under the influence (DUI), and violation of the implied consent law. A commissioner set his bond at $1,500 and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility. 

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