DUI: Jonathan Martin swerves between lanes in Dodge Ram after drinking Buffalo Trace Bourbon

DUI: Jonathan Martin swerves between lanes in Dodge Ram after drinking Buffalo Trace Bourbon

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59-year-old Jonathan Martin drove his Dodge Ram slower than the posted speed limit, swerving between lanes on Harding Place near Interstate 65 in the early hours of March 12th. Officers observed this and conducted a traffic stop. Officers noticed Martin reeked of alcohol as they approached him. Martin then admitted to drinking, so officers transported him to a safe location to take sobriety tests, which he performed poorly. Martin was detained and agreed to provide a breath sample, which resulted in 0.64 BAC%. While searching Martin’s Dodge Ram, officers located an open bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon in a brown paper bag on the passenger’s seat. Officers also found multiple other alcohol containers and a handgun. Martin was taken into custody for driving under the influence, an open container violation, and the possession of a weapon while being under the influence.  

Jonathan Martin (MNPD)
Jonathan Martin (MNPD)

Jonathan G. Martin of Taliaferro Road in Eagleville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 12th, charged with open container, DUI, and weapon possession while under the influence. 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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