DUI: Kelly Matthews drinks with buddies before flipping his vehicle

DUI: Kelly Matthews drinks with buddies before flipping his vehicle

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29-year-old Kelly Matthews had a single-vehicle accident in the early hours of February 12th. Officers arrived and spoke with Matthews, who advised that he lost control of his vehicle and had driven off the roadway before rolling over. Officers observed Matthews to be visibly intoxicated and asked if he would perform sobriety tests, to which he consented. Matthews then performed poorly on sobriety tests. Matthews was read his Miranda rights and verbally waived them. He also made statements about coming from the bar with his buddies under Miranda. Matthews was then informed of implied consent, to which he refused. Matthews was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.

Kelly Matthews (MNPD)
Kelly Matthews (MNPD)

Kelly M. Matthews of Forest Side Court in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on February 12th, charged with DUI and implied consent. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,500, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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