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49-year-old Susan Denton was seen by police driving erratically in a Twice Daily parking lot around 1 a.m. on Sunday. Police watched Susan pull out from a parking spot at the Twice Daily into the middle of the road, stop, and then reverse back into the parking lot. After that, she moved forward and slammed on her brakes. She waited several minutes until a vehicle pulled behind her and used its horn. When she pulled out the second time, she headed towards the ramp onto I-65 with the officer behind her and swerved off the ramp left back towards the road. Police then conducted a traffic stop on Susan, and she told them that she had two drinks at a local club around 10 p.m. Saturday. During sobriety tests, she showed signs of intoxication, and police found a near-empty bottle of vodka with a cup of orange juice, smelling of alcohol, in her vehicle. After being placed into custody, she agreed to provide a breath sample, but the EC/IR machine malfunctioned, so she was asked to provide a blood sample. Susan said she was uncomfortable with needles and refused to give blood, so she was reminded that the other part of her implied consent stated that she could also be required to give blood. Police booked her into jail on her first DUI and implied consent charges.
Susan R. Denton of Shelly Plum Drive in Murfreesboro, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on September 10th, charged with driving under the influence and implied consent violation. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $2,500.
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