DUI: Jeffrey Degraffenreid refuses sobriety tests because he is already intoxicated

DUI: Jeffrey Degraffenreid refuses sobriety tests because he is already intoxicated

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61-year-old Jeffrey Degraffenreid damaged his front right tire, causing his car to break down in the middle of Morrow Ave around 8:16 p.m. on March 19th. Officers observed this and went to assist because it was a safety hazard. When they approached, Degraffenreid did not know why his car was not moving, and they noticed he reeked of alcohol. He told them he was coming from the liquor store and then admitted to drinking before driving there. Degraffenreid had a .380 ACP on the left side of his hip, so officers removed it from the holster and unloaded it for their safety. Officers asked if he would perform sobriety tests, which he refused, asking why he would take them if he was already intoxicated. Degraffenreid agreed to provide a chemical sample after being informed of implied consent and then was taken into custody for driving under the influence and possession of a weapon while being under the influence.

Jeffrey Degraffenreid (MNPD)
Jeffrey Degraffenreid (MNPD)

Jeffrey P Degraffenreid of Delray Drive in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 19th, charged with driving under the influence and weapon 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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