Austin Coates charged with DUI in downtown Nashville

Austin Coates charged with DUI in downtown Nashville

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24-year-old Austin Coates was jailed this week after falling asleep behind the wheel of his pickup truck on Union Street in downtown Nashville. Police responded to calls about a vehicle blocking traffic and found Coates asleep in his truck. Officers knocked on the window to wake him. He was slow to respond, and his truck was still in drive. Officers asked him to put his vehicle in park and turn it off. While police spoke with Coates, they could smell alcohol coming from him and saw his bloodshot watery eyes. They asked him if he had been drinking, and he admitted to having two drinks earlier in the morning. He agreed to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and was taken into custody.

Austin Coates (MNPD)
Austin Coates (MNPD)

Austin Dylan Coates of Kermit Dr in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 22nd, charged with driving under the influence. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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