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26-year-old Cordero Blake ran a red light on Old Hickory Boulevard in the early hours of November 8th and was observed by officers, so they conducted a traffic stop. Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana as they approached the driver’s side door, and when they asked Blake to step outside of the vehicle for questioning, he was visibly impaired. The marijuana smell gave probable cause for deputies to search Blake’s car. In their search, officers located a loaded .45 handgun under the driver’s seat. Blake refused to perform sobriety tests or provide a blood or breath sample, so he was placed into custody for possessing a handgun while being under the influence, failure to obey a traffic control device implied consent violation, and driving under the influence.
Cordero K. Blake of Andrew Jackson Way in Hermitage, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 8th, charged with driving under the influence, possession of a handgun while under the influence, failure to obey traffic control device, and implied consent violation. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,000.
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