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37-year-old Martha Strassell was stopped in the middle of I-65S, and police safely pulled her to the side of the roadway. She told police that she stopped due to her rear-ending another vehicle. During the investigation, police noticed an odor of alcohol on Martha’s breath and a half-empty Voodoo Ranger IPA can in the console. After showing signs of intoxication on sobriety tests, she was placed into custody and read her Miranda rights. She admitted to having one margarita approximately two hours before the crash. Also, she stated that she did not drink the IPA found in her car and agreed to a breathalyzer test. The test showed that she had a 0.104% BAC. DCS was contacted to take custody of the child present before Martha was transported to booking.
Martha Strassell of Jeffersonville, IN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on August 31st, charged with dui and open container. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $2,000.