DUI: Andrew Mannella drives into head shop, high on Whippets

DUI: Andrew Mannella drives into head shop, high on Whippets

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When police found 29-year-old Andrew Manella on Tuesday afternoon, he had crashed into the side of a head shop on Gallatin Road with a Whippet canister in his hand. He initially claimed his brakes failed as he pulled into the parking lot; however, security video showed him sitting in the parking lot for twenty minutes before pulling over the curb and driving into the building. He admitted to “doing Whippets” but claimed it was several hours ago. A search of the vehicle yielded a large Nitrous Oxide tank, and a total of four canisters, totaling 4.35 liters of the gas.

Andrew Mannella (MNPD)
Andrew Mannella (MNPD)

Andrew Mannella of Miranda Drive in Murfreesboro, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on January 16th, charged with no license, unlawful drug paraphernalia, implied consent, DUI, and toxic vapors. 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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