DUI: Matthew Thomas Jr. consumes 24oz beer before driving

DUI: Matthew Thomas Jr. consumes 24oz beer before driving

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53-year-old Matthew Thomas Jr. flagged down an officer on East Old Hickory Blvd. in the late hours of November 20th, indicating that he had been in a car crash. Officers confirmed the accident via dispatch, where the other party was waiting to speak with them. The other driver eventually came to where they were and alerted officers of the possible injury he sustained. Officers could see Thomas was visibly intoxicated, and he even admitted to consuming a 24oz beer 2 hours prior but also stated that he waited an hour and a half for the police at the scene, leaving only 30 minutes between when he consumed the beer and when he began driving. Thomas kept repeating that he “pulled over to speak to the police and not the other way around.” He also confirmed that he rear-ended the other vehicle. Thomas refused to provide a blood sample, was read an implied consent form, and was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.

Matthew Thomas Jr. (MNPD)
Matthew Thomas Jr. (MNPD)

Matthew A Thomas Jr. of Cheyenne Blvd. in Madison, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 21, charged with driving under the influence and implied consent. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,000, and the Davidson County Sherriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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