Anthony Bates had ‘2 beers at a strip club’ before DUI hit-and-run crash

Anthony Bates had ‘2 beers at a strip club’ before DUI hit-and-run crash

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30-year-old Anthony Bates says he and his friend Zachary Dickson were driving home from a strip club in his silver Dodge Caravan when he struck a vehicle at 46th & Charlotte and fled the scene. Officers caught up with the Caravan on White Bridge Road and observed it to have heavy front-end damage. When asked about the damage, Bates stated he “may have hit a bump but was not aware of hitting a vehicle.” He admitted to consuming “two beers” at the strip club prior to driving and almost fell over during field sobriety tests.

Anthony Bates (MNPD)
Anthony Bates (MNPD)

Anthony Bates of Vanover Road in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on February 7th, charged with driving under the influence, implied consent violation, failure to give information/render aid, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to notify law enforcement. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $4,250, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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