DUI: Thomas Blackwell crashes his car after drinking two pints of beer at his job

DUI: Thomas Blackwell crashes his car after drinking two pints of beer at his job

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64-year-old Thomas Blackwell was caught driving under the influence after a vehicle collision near Demonbreun Street and 2nd Avenue Street on June 30th. A woman flagged down officers and told them that she believed Blackwell to be under the influence. When officers arrived on the scene, they made contact with Blackwell. They immediately noticed the smell of alcohol coming from his breath. Officers also noticed his dilated pupils and glossy eyes. While speaking with officers, Blackwell admitted that he had consumed two pints of beer after his shift before he started driving his vehicle. He also admitted to officers that he had been in traffic for an hour and a half, so that was how long ago he had consumed alcohol. Officers then asked Blackwell to perform sobriety tests, which he consented to. However, he performed poorly on one test and could not perform the others because of a medical issue with his feet. Blackwell was then deemed intoxicated and was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.

Thomas Blackwell (MNPD)
Thomas Blackwell (MNPD)

Thomas M. Blackwell of Bradford Ave in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 30th, charged with DUI and implied consent violation. 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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