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29-year-old Chase Alexander Pettingill faces multiple charges after police say he drove into the rear of a Metro Nashville Police car with an officer inside. Officers were conducting an unrelated traffic stop on W Trinity Lane at 2 a.m. Friday when Pettingill approached them while drifting between lanes. He ultimately failed to maintain control of his vehicle and crashed into the rear of a patrol car. Officers say Pettingill was confused, did not understand verbal commands, and smelled of alcohol. A vape pen with THC oil was also removed from his pocket. He refused all sobriety testing and requested a lawyer. He was taken into custody and transported to booking.
Chase Alexander Pettingill of Tunnel Blvd in Chattanooga, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 28th, charged with reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, and failure to yield. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $9,000.