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27-year-old Esteban Perez was jailed on April 9th after driving drunk and crashing on Harding Place. When police responded, they saw Perez unsteady on his feet and had an obvious stench of alcohol coming from his breath. He had no valid ID and could only provide a photo of a Guatemalan passport for identification. There were several opened containers of alcohol in his car, some still partially full and cool to the touch. Perez admitted to drinking three Modelos before the accident but claimed not to be the driver. A nearby camera shows him being the sole occupant exiting the vehicle after the crash. He agreed to sobriety tests and performed poorly. He was read his Miranda rights in Spanish, was given a breathalyzer, and blew a .136% BAC.
Esteban Perez was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 9, charged with no driver’s license and DUI. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,500, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.