DUI: John Todd found asleep in car after causing crash, tells police he needs to “make changes in his life”

DUI: John Todd found asleep in car after causing crash, tells police he needs to “make changes in his life”

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66-year-old John Todd was seen driving under the influence after a vehicle collision on a parked car near Music Valley Drive on July 3rd. Officers were flagged down by personnel, and when they arrived, they spoke with the victim. The victim stated that Todd appeared to be intoxicated and was asleep in his vehicle. Officers observed Todd sleeping in the driver’s seat with the car off. Officers then woke up Todd, and while speaking with him, he admitted to drinking alcohol before driving his vehicle. Todd also admitted to having too much to drink and told officers he thought he could drive. Todd then admitted to causing damage to the victim’s vehicle. Todd informed officers that as he was making a turn, he must have made it too tight, causing damage to the passenger side of the victim’s vehicle. Officers observed damage to Todd’s vehicle as well as a flat tire. While officers spoke with Todd, they immediately smelled alcohol coming from him and his vehicle, as well as his slurred speech. Officers then asked Todd to perform sobriety tests, which he consented to. However, he performed poorly on all tests that were given. Todd then agreed to a breathalyzer test, and the result came back as .100% BAC. However, officers noted that Todd’s BAC was probably higher when the incident occurred, as the accident had happened an hour before the officers arrived. Todd told officers that he needs to “make changes in his life” so he would not drink and drive like he did. Todd was then deemed intoxicated, and he was taken into custody for DUI.

John Todd (MNPD)
John Todd (MNPD)

John Todd of Irving Lane in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on July 3rd, charged with driving under the influence. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,000.

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