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26-year-old Andrew Gifford was standing outside his gold Ford Taurus on Whites Creek Pike Sunday when officers stopped to assist him with his broken-down vehicle. He was “emotional and crying” when officers arrived, and they assisted him in fixing the batter connection. He volunteered he had smoked marijuana earlier, but officers did not immediately believe him to be too intoxicated to drive, and he was allowed to drive away and continue about his journey. Officers were traveling behind him a short distance down the road when he began to swerve and crossed both lines several times. A traffic stop was conducted, and Gifford was once again having emotional swings, from calm to angry, to crying, repeatedly. He was placed into the patrol car, where he fell asleep. He was taken into custody and charged with DUI. A blood draw was conducted at Metro General Hospital.
Andrew Gifford of Brick Way in Murfreesboro, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on August 12th, charged with driving under the influence. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1,500, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.