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34-year-old Oathe Blanch almost hit a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper on I-24 before admitting to drinking various alcohol prior to driving. In the early morning hours of July 31st, THP Trooper Healy reported that he saw a blue sedan swaying in and out of the lanes of traffic several times on I-440. He said the car almost struck his vehicle as they merged onto I-24, so he conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the blue sedan was Oathe, who reportedly smelled strongly of alcohol. Oathe then told Trooper Healy that he had drank an unknown amount of beer, rum and coke, mixed drinks, and Fireball before he drove. He then showed several indications of intoxication while performing some of the sobriety tests but said he could not finish because “his boyfriend could not attend.” After being placed into custody, Oathe refused to give a blood sample and was transported to booking.
Oathe Letier Blanch of Bell Rd in Antioch, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on July 31st, charged with driving under the influence, required obedience to traffic laws, failure to renew registration, and implied consent violation. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.