Jose Vargas charged with DUI in downtown Nashville

Jose Vargas charged with DUI in downtown Nashville

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23-year-old Jose Vargas was driving on 1st Ave near Broadway in the early hours of Sunday morning when officers conducted a traffic stop due to the absence of headlights being turned on. As they spoke with Vargas, it was apparent he was visibly intoxicated. He admitted to consuming one, then five, alcoholic beverages at a bar he had just left with his two passengers. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests, according to Detective Myers; however, Officer Amabile conducted the same tests and stated he did not observe the same indicators of intoxication. He eventually blew a 0.069% BAC on a breathalyzer over an hour after the initial traffic stop. 

Jose Vargas (MNPD)
Jose Vargas (MNPD)

Jose Antonio Vargas of Westgate Blvd in Murfreesboro, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on July 23rd, 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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