DUI: Cleophius Counts drinks 24oz Busch can while driving

DUI: Cleophius Counts drinks 24oz Busch can while driving

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67-year-old Cleophius Counts was stopped at Exit 1 for a moving violation on the morning of December 13th. Officers observed a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle as they approached Counts and asked him to exit the car. Counts admitted to having a 24oz Busch beer can in the driver’s side door that he had been drinking. Counts consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and was taken into custody for driving under the influence and an open can violation.

Cleophius Counts (MNPD)
Cleophius Counts (MNPD)

Cleophius Counts of Queen Ave in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 13th, charged with DUI and open container. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1,750, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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