DUI: Ryan Smith fails to use turn signal after drinking 2 IPAs on Broadway

DUI: Ryan Smith fails to use turn signal after drinking 2 IPAs on Broadway

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44-year-old Ryan Scott Smith failed to use his turn signal in his white Mazda CX5 before changing lanes in front of a Nissan Titan near Donelson Pike on the afternoon of February 11th. Officers observed this, initiated a traffic stop, and noticed Smith was visibly intoxicated as they approached the driver’s side. Officers asked him where he was coming from, and he told them he was at the bars on Broadway. Smith admitted this was also where he had two IPAs. Smith consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and refused to provide a sample after being informed of implied consent. Smith was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent on February 12th.

Ryan Scott Smith (MNPD)
Ryan Scott Smith (MNPD)

Ryan Scott Smith of Anderson Road in Antioch, 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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