DUI Arrest: David Callis falls asleep behind wheel of Tesla on interstate

DUI Arrest: David Callis falls asleep behind wheel of Tesla on interstate

This post was originally published on this site

This story is brought to you by Scoop: Nashville as part of the #bspotter / #VisitMusicCity series which features tourist and downtown-related arrests in Music City.


On the night of October 10th, officers were dispatched to I-40 W regarding a car stopped in the middle of the roadway. Officers arrived and observed a black Tesla stopped in the middle of the interstate while other cars were trying to avoid hitting it. 63-year-old David Callis was reportedly sleeping in the driver seat of the Tesla when officers approached. Officers woke up Callis, who stated he was on the way to a friend’s house and consumed one or two drinks of bourbon about an hour and a half prior to driving. Callis consented to sobriety tests while officers moved his car to the side of the interstate. Callis performed poorly on the sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Callis took a breathalyzer test that resulted in a 0.162% BAC, more than twice the legal limit.

David Callis (MNPD)
David Callis (MNPD)

David M. Callis of Gale Ln in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 11th, charged with driving under the influence. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

Comments or Questions about this story?
Email the editor: jason@scoopnashville.com
CALL: 1-888-614-NEWS (1-888-614-6397)
Email redact@scoopnashville.com if your street address is listed in a story or affidavit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *