Alex Swader charged with DUI on his birthday

Alex Swader charged with DUI on his birthday

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29-year-old Alex Swader was jailed on his birthday, May 4th, after running a red light on Dickerson Pike, almost hitting a police patrol vehicle. Police were on an unrelated call when Swader barrelled toward them and then cooperated with a traffic stop in a parking lot a short distance away. Swader opened his door and gave them his car keys, when police asked why he was giving up his car keys, he shrugged his shoulders. He had no driver’s license to show officers when they asked for it but instead handed them a state ID. Police saw a nearly empty bottle of patron on the floor of the backseat and he told police he had a long island iced tea before driving. Swader had slurred speech, his eyes were glassy and he was off balance when exiting his vehicle. He was slow when answering questions, and at some points of the investigations, he didn’t answer at all. He agreed to sobriety tests and performed poorly. When officers were placing Swader into the patrol vehicle, police grabbed his belongings that he had left on top of the car and saw a green leafy substance in plain sight, and he refused to answer what it was. Swader vomited on himself several times on the way to booking and now faces DUI, driving on a revoked license, drug possession, implied consent, and open container charges

Alex L. Swader (MNPD)
Alex L. Swader (MNPD)

Alex L. Swader of Kingwood Dr in Murfreesboro, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on May 4th, charged with driving on a revoked license, possession or casual exchange, implied consent violation, open container, and driving under the influence. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1.100, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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