DUI: Tiffaney Cockrell pulled over for speeding, caught with cocaine in her purse

21-year-old Tiffaney Faith Cockrell was taken into custody for driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, and driving with a suspended license on June 8th. Officers observed Cockrell speeding and conducted a traffic stop. During the stop, she denied having anything to drink and showed signs of impairment. Officers prompted her with sobriety tests, which she consented to and performed poorly. Under Miranda, she admitted to taking medication two days prior and to drinking the past couple of days. After being informed of implied consent, she agreed to provide a blood sample. During a subsequent search, officers located a white powdery substance in her purse, which Cockrell said she believed was cocaine because her friend had her purse. However, before the search, under Miranda, Cockrell had admitted the purse was hers. She was then detained for the occurrence.

DUI: Bryce Patterson attempts to hide Bud Light cans while being pulled over

24-year-old Bryce Patterson was seen sitting in the middle of the turn lanes at the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Gallatin Pike on June 3rd. When the signal turned green, Patterson did not move. Officers attempted to alert Patterson using their car horns. Once Patterson was warned, he sped off during a red light. Officers conducted a traffic stop, but Patterson was slow to stop. Officers asked him if he had anything to drink. Patterson stated that he didn’t, but officers reported that they observed signs of intoxication. Officers requested Patterson to take field sobriety tests. Patterson consented to the tests but performed poorly on them. Patterson was read his Miranda rights and agreed to get his blood drawn. Shortly after being read implied consent, Patterson admitted to drinking one shot and one drink before he started driving. When officers searched his car, they found four Bud Light Platinum cans in a lunch box, one of which was open. After being questioned about the drinks, Patterson confessed that he was driving slowly to hide the cans. Patterson stated that he was drinking one of the cans right before officers pulled him over. Bryce Patterson was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence and open container violation.

DUI: Jennie Royston blows .183% BAC after crashing car, tells police she “blacked out”

19-year-old Jennie Royston was involved in a car accident near Clarksville Pike and Rosa L Parks Boulevard on May 20th. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Royston, who stated while she was driving, she “blacked out” for a second, and before she knew it, she collided with another vehicle. The other involved party advised them that Royston crossed over the center median without headlights, making it difficult to see her before crashing into their car. While interviewing Royston, they noticed she reeked of alcohol and showed signs of impairment. Officers then asked her to perform sobriety tests, which she consented to and performed poorly. Under Miranda, she denied any alcohol consumption and, after being informed of implied consent, agreed to provide a breath sample. The breath sample resulted in a 0.183% BAC. Royston was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

DUI: Michael Lopp drives wrong way on road after consuming “a few alcoholic beverages”

42-year-old Michael Wayne Lopp drove his white GMC Sierra over a curb in the VA Hospital parking lot around 9:23 p.m. on May 22nd. Lopp then proceeded to drive the wrong way down a one-way road. VA officers Joseph Gregory and Justin Ray Juracek observed this and approached the driver, later identified as Lopp. They noticed he reeked of alcohol and showed signs of intoxication. During their interaction, officers found numerous open alcohol containers in the bed of his truck, and Lopp informed them that he “consumed a few alcoholic beverages about two hours ago.” Then, VUPD officers located Lopp, conducted a traffic stop, and requested that he exit his truck, which he did. While exiting his vehicle, Lopp used his vehicle for balance before VUPD deemed him impaired. Then, officers discovered Lopp had a prior DUI conviction from December 2014 in Lawrence County. After detaining him, Lopp declined sobriety tests but agreed to provide a blood sample. Officers searched Lopp’s GMC Sierra and located 14 open alcoholic beverages in his truck bed. Lopp was taken into custody for driving under the influence on May 23rd.

DUI: Dustin Arnett blocks roadway after drinking bottle of Jack Daniels, tells police “I’m going left”

45-year-old Dustin Arnett blocked the roadway with his vehicle near the Foster Avenue and Lutie Street intersection late May 19th. Upon arrival, deputies located Arnett in his car, shifting the gear shifter repeatedly. Officers asked Arnett what was going on, to which he replied, “I’m going left.” Arnett only had on one flip-flop as he exited his vehicle, stumbling and bracing himself against it for balance. During their interaction, Arnett had a hard time following directions. Then, he consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly before telling officers he wanted to “stop the test and leave.” Officers detained and Mirandized Arnett, where he advised them that he had two shots of whiskey four hours prior. Arnett added that he was coming from Nashville and heading to another bar called “Hollywood.” Arnett told officers his license was in his car. When officers searched for Arnett’s license, they instead found an almost empty bottle of Jack Daniels Bourbon. Arnett agreed to provide a chemical sample and was taken into custody for driving under the influence on May 20th.

DUI: Rebecca Oravec found sleeping behind the wheel after drinking 3 Bud Lights #StillWasted

50-year-old Rebecca Sue Oravec was found sleeping behind the wheel of her car in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Publix Parking Garage in the early hours of May 19th. This incident is Oravec’s second DUI conviction, with her first being in 2022. When officers arrived, they approached and noticed Oravec’s keys were in the ignition. Officers also noticed that she had an open Bud Light beer can in the cup holder before knocking on the window and waking her up. Oravec rolled down the windows to speak with officers, which is when they noticed she reeked of alcohol. This prompted officers to ask her to perform sobriety tests, which she consented to. Oravec could not complete the one-leg stand or walk-and-turn tests, telling officers, “I can’t keep my balance; I am going to fall over!” Officers were then permitted to search her vehicle, where she told them, “There should be three cans.” Under Miranda, Oravec admitted to drinking the three Bud Lights and then agreed to provide a blood sample. Officers then discovered her prior DUI conviction from 2022. Oravec was transported to Nashville General Hospital and was taken into custody for driving under the influence-2nd offense.

DUI: Marco Coleman speeds down I-24 after having 10 drinks before driving

37-year-old Marco Deshun Coleman was speeding and swerving between lanes on I-24 late May 18th. Officers observed this and conducted a traffic stop, where Coleman drifted into the right shoulder lane before stopping abruptly. When officers approached, they noticed Coleman showed signs of intoxication, so they asked him to provide his driver’s credentials. Then, Coleman admitted to drinking ten alcoholic beverages before driving. Coleman consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. Coleman was taken into custody for driving under the influence on May 19th.

DUI: Arturo Dabon tells officers he had “too many beers”

27-year-old Arturo Alcala Dabon was observed passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle near the Old Hickory Boulevard and Saddlecreek Way intersection on May 12th. Medics woke him up and placed him in the back of the ambulance. When officers arrived, firefighters told them Dabon showed signs of impairment while exiting the vehicle. They asked Dabon what happened, and he replied, “Too many beers.” He performed poorly during sobriety tests, and after being informed of implied consent, he agreed to provide a blood sample. Dabon was transported to Nashville General Hospital and was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

DUI: Danny Medina jailed after driving the wrong way down one-way road

36-year-old Danny Medina was seen driving the wrong way on a one-way road near Ensley Boulevard late May 11th. While officers responded to a call for an unrelated incident, they observed this and approached Medina. As officers approached Medina, they noticed he reeked of alcohol and exhibited signs of impairment. Then, Medina consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and was detained for the occurrence. Medina was taken into custody for driving under the influence on May 12th.

DUI: Maryam Farsain tells officers she “pleads the fifth” after swerving into the shoulder of the road

44-year-old Maryam Farsain was observed driving slower than the posted speed limit around 9 p.m. on May 11th. Maryam drove over the fog line for about five seconds before officers initiated a traffic stop. They approached the driver’s side, where Maryam stated she did not notice driving in the shoulder lane and appeared confused. She reeked of alcohol, and when asked how much she had to drink, she took a pause and said she would plead the fifth while covering her mouth with her hands. Officers asked her to step out of her vehicle, and she rolled up her window and sat for about five seconds while “making movements” near the center console, which led to them opening her car door. She refused to take sobriety tests or provide a chemical sample. Maryam was then taken into custody for driving under the influence and an implied consent violation.

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