Underage DUI: Axel Gutierrez crashes into yard, hides Glock in trashcan after drinking BuzzBall

18-year-old Axel Gutierrez had a single-vehicle accident near Foster Avenue and Peachtree Street on June 16th. While officers were on the way to the location, they read the call text stating that the call-taker heard a male say, “Hide the gun under the seat.” The call text also stated that a witness observed the driver, Gutierrez, and his passenger walk to a trashcan to throw something away.  When officers arrived, they noticed Gutierrez standing on the sidewalk talking to Officer Ranaudo, who told them that he saw Gutierrez in the driver’s seat with the engine on while it was on top of the fence. Then, officers spoke with Gutierrez’s passenger, who initially stated they did not hide anything in the trashcan or say anything about hiding a gun under the seat. During their interaction, Gutierrez had a slight alcoholic odor and showed signs of intoxication before refusing to answer their questions and becoming belligerent.  Officers tried to handcuff Gutierrez, but he resisted. While detaining him, the witness returned to the scene, advising officers that she saw him drive into a soccer goal and drag it until he hit the fence, where the car stopped. Then, she said she saw them run to a trashcan and return to the vehicle. When officers searched the trashcan, they retrieved a Glock 48, which Gutierrez’s passenger said belonged to Gutierrez. Officers later located a BuzzBallz cocktail near the crash site and discovered that Gutierrez did not have a valid driver’s license. Gutierrez was taken into custody for evidence tampering, resisting arrest, underage alcohol consumption, not having a valid driver’s license, weapon possession while under the influence, and driving under the influence.

Felipe Perez consumes alcohol underage during drunk driving accident

18-year-old Felipe Perez rode with three others, two being Isabela and Juana Alonzo, as they had a single-vehicle accident near Bell Road and Ned Shelton Road on the morning of February 3rd. Isabela and another passenger were outside the car as officers stopped by to check on their wellbeing. Occupants were trying to climb out of the vehicle when officers approached Isabela and noticed she was visibly intoxicated. Two passengers named her as the driver during the collision. Isabela could not perform sobriety tests due to injuries, and she was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital by paramedics. Officers observed several cases of Modelo beer cans and one Heineken beer bottle throughout the vehicle. A collision investigation showed they were traveling northbound on Bell Road and drove off the road into a rock wall during a right curve. The other passengers had non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Vanderbilt Hospital. During their investigation, they discovered that Perez was underage and had consumed alcohol. Perez was taken into custody for consumption of alcohol under 21 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

DUI: 19-year-old Alec Jacobs found unconscious in his vehicle after drinking 1 White Claw

19-year-old Alec Michael Jacobs blocked a lane of travel lane near Old Hickory Boulevard and Health Park Drive early January 1st. Jacobs drove off the right side of the roadway, over the curb. Officers observed this and noticed the keys in the ignition while the car was still in “drive.” Jacobs was unconscious, drooling in the driver’s seat, with an opened White Claw in his lap. They had to shake the car and yell at him to wake him up. Jacobs was visibly intoxicated as he admitted to consuming the White Claw in the vehicle. Jacobs was also unaware of when he had left Murfreesboro. He consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and provided a breath sample, resulting in 0.084% BAC. Jacobs was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence, an open container violation, and underage alcohol consumption.

Evans Matthew Adams, 20, charged with DUI after drinking at the Golden Door in Nashville 

20-year-old Evans Matthew Adams traveling at 84 mph on I-65 South early Saturday morning, where the speed limit is 55 mph. A THP Trooper stopped the vehicle, which contained Adams and a passenger, and stated Adams reeked of alcohol. He admitted to drinking “one twelve-ounce beer” at The Golden Door before driving. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and refused to answer how impaired he felt on a scale of 1-10. He refused all further testing and was taken into custody.

Kyle Peebles jailed after recklessly setting up target practice, bullets buzzed over neighbor’s heads

19-year-old Kyle Peebles was one of four teens shooting firearms from a home on McCrory Lane in Nashville on May 24. They were shooting in the direction of a nearby home that faced Poplar Creek Road, where officers responded to a shots-fired call in progress at 7 p.m. The victims told police they were in their driveway when they heard gunshots and a whistling noise over their heads as the bullets flew past them, striking the branches directly above their heads. The victims took cover, and officers arrived and continued to hear gunshots from across the road. Officers tracked the gunfire to a home on McCrory Lane, where Peebles admitted to firing at paper targets toward Poplar Creek Road and being an owner of one of the firearms used. The teenager was found with a vape pen in his possession, which he continued to inhale in the presence of officers, and was additionally charged accordingly.

Emilio Pacheco, 18, found extremely intoxicated at Antioch trailer park

18-year-old Emilio Pacheco showed signs of extreme intoxication when officers encountered him at an Antioch trailer home park on January 9th. The property owner asked him to leave and contacted the police when he refused. Pacheco became argumentative and combative, and despite his behavior, was given multiple chances to find a ride home, contact his father, or even let an officer drive him home. He refused all options and refused to leave the property. He was taken into custody and charged with underage drinking and disorderly conduct.