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24-year-old Jorge Melgar was jailed on November 19th after police observed a truck parked on an embankment in the area of Clarksville Pike and Buena Vista. Melgar was in the parking lot, swaying and stumbling around behind the vehicle. Officers could smell alcohol on Melgar’s breath as he admitted that he had been drinking that night and stated that he was on his way home. When officers asked him where his home was, he gave an address that was approximately 20 minutes away but kept telling officers that it was right down the road. Melgar refused to do sobriety tests and was placed into custody. During a pat down, officers discovered a Glock 43 in his front pocket. The gun wasn’t loaded, but there were three rounds in the magazine.
Jorge Melgar of Edencrest Dr. in Antioch, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 19, charged with driving under the influence, possession of a weapon while under the influence, and implied consent. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $3,000, and the Davidson County Sherriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.
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