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34-year-old Joseph Calica was jailed on January 5th after causing a crash on 8th Avenue South and Broadway. When officers arrived on the scene, the vehicle was wrecked into a light pole, with multiple occupants tending to a passenger who had injuries from the accident. While officers tried to identify the vehicle’s driver, the other occupants changed their stories, claiming a different person was driving the vehicle. After viewing video footage in the area, it was determined that Calica was the driver, although he continued to deny it. He had bloodshot, watery eyes, was unsteady on his feet, and smelled strongly of alcohol. Calica was asked multiple times to present a form of identification and fumbled around looking for it before stating that he didn’t have an ID on him. Officers discovered he did not have a driver’s license when they ran his name. The officers on the scene asked Calica to perform sobriety tests, but he refused and was read implied consent, to which he also refused. A warrant was obtained for a blood sample, and Calica was transported to booking.
Joseph Aeron Lee Calica of Priest Lake Drive in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on January 5th, charged with DUI and implied consent. He was released on his own recognizance.
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