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31-year-old Elliot Hobbs scared drivers in the Taco Bell drive-thru with his poor driving, then was happy when police woke him up in the passenger seat of his vehicle. On July 29th, MNPD officers responded to Taco Bell on Nolensville Pike about a man reportedly lying in the parking lot. They found Elliott in the passenger seat of his vehicle asleep, so they tapped on the window to wake him up, but it did not work. After the police woke Elliott up by opening the passenger side door, he appeared to be happy to see the police but was very unsteady on his feet. Due to his instability, the police could not conduct a sobriety test. He admitted to police that he had smoked a blunt earlier and that it was a mistake. Also, he said that he believed this was his third DUI but was thankful to hear that it was only his second. He told police he remembered he was pulled over, yet he never was. Police found pints of Jack Daniel’s in his vehicle, as well as an empty Budweiser can. Elliott had his keys in his pocket, and no one else was around his vehicle. The Taco Bell employees said that he scared the other drivers in the drive-thru while he was driving, then they said that he laid down in the parking lot.
Elliot Hobbs of Ashley Dr in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on July 30th, charged with driving under the influence – 2nd. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,500, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.