DUI: Kanette Campbell attempts to bite officers during blood draw, flushes pills in toilet

DUI: Kanette Campbell attempts to bite officers during blood draw, flushes pills in toilet

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38-year-old Kanette Latrease Campbell collided with a white Chevy Tahoe on I-40 East near mile marker 216 early March 25th. When officers arrived, they observed the Tahoe and the grey Chevy Malibu, which belonged to Campbell, with extensive, disabling damage. The Tahoe had heavy rear-end damage, and the Malibu sustained front-end damage, suggesting a severe rear-end collision. Officers spoke to Campbell, and she admitted to being the driver and sole occupant of the Malibu. When medical personnel asked her if she wanted to be transported to the hospital, Campbell appeared confused. Campbell then repeatedly stated, “Whatever my children want me to do,” since they were on the scene of the collision. Eventually, Campbell refused medical attention, consented to sobriety tests, and performed poorly on them. Campbell then declined to provide a chemical sample after being informed about implied consent. The driver of the Tahoe was transported to a local hospital with pain in his back and legs. Campbell was transported to Nashville General Hospital, where she had to be restrained for her blood to be obtained since she kept refusing and resisting after being told to stop multiple times.  During the blood draw, she tried to bite officer’s hands, putting them in fear while they were restraining her. Additionally, Campbell discarded multiple unknown pills when she used the bathroom in the presence of Hospital Staff. Later, officers found two pills in Campbell’s pocket. One was an Ibuprofen, and the other was a muscle relaxer, but she did not have a prescription. Campbell was taken into custody for legend drug possession, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, implied consent, driving under the influence, and the assault of an officer.

Kanette Campbell (MNPD)
Kanette Campbell (MNPD)

Kanette Latrease Campbell of Green Acres Drive in Madison, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 25th, charged with legend drug possession, implied consent, assault of an officer, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence, and DUI. She is free on a $5,250 bond.

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