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27-year-old Richard Morris was charged with DUI after police found him at the scene of an accident where his car hit a pole. He told police that he was too busy paying attention to his phone and he veered off West End Ave. Police said that Richard smelled strongly of alcohol when they were talking to them. Richard said that he smoked marijuana and had two daiquiris earlier that Saturday. He performed poorly on the sobriety tests police administered; they said he showed visible signs of intoxication and refused to give a blood sample. However, Richard did consent to a breathalyzer test in which he blew a 0.000% BAC. Police described his pupils as being heavily dilated in a well-lit room.
Richard M. Morris of Bel-Air Dr in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on August 6th, charged with driving under the influence. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $4,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.