DUI: 18-Year-Old Mateus Alves crashes car, tells police he was “Distracted by his radio”

DUI: 18-Year-Old Mateus Alves crashes car, tells police he was “Distracted by his radio”

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18-year-old Mateus Alves and his juvenile passenger were involved in a car accident near Green Hills Child Development on Belmont Boulevard in the early hours of March 30th. Alves’ passenger was transported to the hospital for her injuries. When officers arrived, Alves admitted he was the driver of the vehicle. Alves told officers that he was “distracted by his radio”, which caused the crash. Alves then asked officers the same questions repeatedly, exhibiting signs of impairment. Officers noted that Alves had slurred speech, was uneasy on his feet, and was “Very talkative”. Officers then asked if Alves would take sobriety tests. He consented, performed poorly, and agreed to provide a blood sample. Alves was transported to Nashville General and then taken into custody for driving under the influence.

Mateus Alves (MNPD)
Mateus Alves (MNPD)

Mateus Alves of Patricia Drive in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 30th, charged with DUI. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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