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44-year-old Jasen Hightower was involved in a single-car accident on I-40 West near Exit 208 in the later hours of December 20th. He advised officers that he had been drinking since around noon and had five to six Yuengling beers, having his last one an hour before crashing. Hightower stated he lost control of his Ford F-250 and hit the roadside barrier, which flipped the truck on its side. Officers noticed an empty Yuengling in the vehicle and Hightower’s strong odor of alcohol. Officers then searched his vehicle, which yielded a Taurus G2C 9mm handgun. Hightower declined when asked if he would perform SFSTs, telling officers, “I’ll fail them all anyways!” Hightower did consent to a breathalyzer test, which resulted in a BAC of 0.179. Hightower was taken into custody for driving under the influence and possessing a handgun while under the influence on December 21st.
Jasen P. Hightower of Highway 70 in Kingston Springs, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 21st, charged with DUI and weapon possession while under the influence. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $3,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.
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