DUI: Joshua Johnson drinks 1 beer before crashing his car

DUI: Joshua Johnson drinks 1 beer before crashing his car

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44-year-old Joshua Johnson was involved in a car crash at Interstate-24 on March 9th. Johnson begged the driver who called in the crash not to involve law enforcement. The driver stated that he smelt alcohol on Johnson, who was fidgety and nervous. Officers made contact and also noticed a strong odor of alcohol as they approached Johnson, who said that he had nothing to drink. However, later, Johnson said he had one beer around an hour before the crash. Johnson consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. Joshua Johnson was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence.

Joshua E. Johnson (MNPD)
Joshua E. Johnson (MNPD)

Joshua E. Johnson of Covington Ave in South Fulton, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 9th, charged with DUI. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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