Coleman Rutherford jailed on DUI and handgun charges early Sunday morning

Coleman Rutherford jailed on DUI and handgun charges early Sunday morning

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22-year-old Coleman Rutherford was jailed in the early hours of Sunday morning after nearly wrecking his black Mercedes SUV. Officer Meskers observed Rutherford driving erratically on I-440 at 3:33 a.m. at a high rate of speed. He continued speeding onto Woodmont Blvd, nearly striking a guardrail. A traffic stop was conducted, and a handgun was visible in the already-open glove box as the officer approached the passenger-side window. Rutherford stated he was coming from his brother’s house in the Nations, where he had consumed beers earlier in the night. Coleman Rutherford performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. He later blew a 0.91% BAC on a breathalyzer.

Coleman Rutherford (MNPD)
Coleman Rutherford (MNPD)

Coleman Rutherford of Brookwood Ln in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 29th, charged with driving under the influence and possession of a weapon while under the influence. He is free on a $2,000 cash bond.

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