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It took the presence and force of three THP Troopers and two Metro Nashville Police officers to escort 40-year-old Lucas ‘Luke‘ Andrew Ratliff from his vehicle to the ground after a DUI traffic stop and assistance from two security guards at Metro General Hospital to hold him down for a forced blood draw on November 21st. Troopers initially stopped Ratliff on I-40, where he was paced at 102 mph in a 70 mph zone. During the traffic stop, Ratliff would not make eye contact with officers and had slurred speech, and refused to exit the vehicle, stating he “does not want to.” A warrant was granted for his blood, and he was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail and charged with DUI.
Lucas Andrew Ratliff of Lake Ridge Run in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 22nd, charged with resisting arrest, driving under the influence, implied consent violation, and reckless driving. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,500, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.