DUI: Antonio Carmelo caught with several open beers in car

20-year-old Antonio Carmelo was observed being “suspicious” at the School Lane and Weaver Drive intersection at 1:50 a.m. on June 27th. Responding officers arrived and observed that Carmelo’s vehicle was running, so they approached it. While looking into the vehicle, officers saw that he had open alcoholic beverage containers in his center console and floorboard. Officers had him exit his car, during which they reported that he reeked of alcohol and showed signs of intoxication. Carmelo admitted to having three of the four beers that they found in his car before and while driving. They prompted him with sobriety tests, to which he consented and performed poorly. He was detained for the occurrence and agreed to provide a blood sample after being informed of implied consent. Carmelo was transported to Nashville General Hospital and was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

DUI: Kelsey Guarisco crashes after consuming three glasses of wine in downtown Nashville

33-year-old Kelsey Guarisco was involved in a single-vehicle accident on I-40 West near Mile Marker 192 at 10:37 p.m. on June 19th. Once officers arrived, they observed the Nashville Fire Department removing the vehicle’s roof to free Guarisco. She was then transported to the hospital for treatment. While at the hospital, officers Mirandized Guarisco and questioned her about the incident. Guarisco admitted to having three glasses of wine at her dinner in downtown Nashville and then attempting to go home. She added that she could not remember much besides driving and being helped out of her vehicle by NFD. Officers attempted to get Guarisco to consent to a blood draw, but she was going in and out of consciousness and could not fully understand what they were asking. A warrant was issued for her arrest on June 20th. Kelsey Guarisco was then taken into custody for driving under the influence on June 24th after recovering.

DUI: Kendra Flores rear ends car, tells officers that she didn’t know she was in an accident

29-year-old Kendra Flores was involved in a car collision at I-24 at around 2:50 a.m. on June 23rd. When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Flores, who was unaware that she had just been in a car accident. Officers observed that her vehicle was still in drive, as well as signs that she was intoxicated. Seeing these signs, Flores was requested to perform sobriety tests. Due to Flores performing poorly, she was taken into custody for driving under the influence. While in officers’ custody, Flores admitted that she drank multiple margaritas throughout the day, as well as two tequila shots. Flores was then transported to booking and charged with driving under the influence.

DUI: Katherine Sharber nearly runs stop sign after drinking 2 Miller Lite beers

On June 16th, 32-year-old Katherine Sharber was seen nearly running a stop sign in a black Volkswagen sedan on Cleveland Street. Officers observed this and ran the car’s license plate, revealing her registration had expired. After following Sharber, officers saw her drift to the right side of the road, nearly hitting the curb and then jerking back to the center. Officers made contact and noticed a strong odor of alcohol as they approached Sharber. While speaking to her, they observed a glass bottle in the center console. Officers asked Sharber if she had drunk any alcohol, and she admitted that she had had two beers two hours before she started driving. Sharber agreed to perform sobriety tests, but after performing them poorly, she was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence. During an inventory search of her car, officers found two Miller Lite beer cans behind the passenger seat.

DUI: Local Musician Natalie Uhlenhake crashes car on I-40 after having a “few drinks”

21-year-old Local Musician Natalie Uhlenhake was involved in a two-vehicle accident on I-40 near Mile Marker 200 late May 17th. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Uhlenhake, who stated she was coming from the downtown library garage after having a “few drinks.” Officers noticed she had a slight alcoholic odor and showed signs of intoxication as she complained about neck and shoulder pain. Uhlenhake was then transported to Nashville General Hospital for treatment. The other involved driver was transported to Vanderbilt for wrist pain. Uhlenhake agreed to provide a blood sample and was cited for the occurrence. Uhlenhake was booked on the citation of driving under the influence on June 10th.

DUI: Richard Bankston tells officers he “had drunk too much to drive”

42-year-old Richard Bankston was caught driving under the influence near a bar on Rivergate Parkway on June 10th. When officers arrived on the scene, they made contact with Richard Bankston and Jennifer Davis, who stated they had been kicked out of the bar but should not have been. While speaking with the pair, officers noticed their slurred speech, unstable balance, and the smell of alcohol coming from their breath. Officers ran both IDs and noticed Davis had three prior DUIs. Bankston had one prior DUI and a canceled license. When speaking with officers, Davis admitted to having two drinks, and Bankston admitted that he had drunk too much to drive. Davis was also in the process of ordering an Uber and leaving, so officers stayed until the Uber came and watched them both leave.

About a half hour later, officers were patrolling the area when they noticed Bankston and Davis standing in the parking lot again. The officers then observed Bankston walk and clear out the passenger seat of a vehicle before Davis got into the passenger seat. Bankston then entered the driver’s seat and started driving before officers initiated a traffic stop. Officers then asked Bankston to walk to the back of the vehicle to perform sobriety tests, which he accepted, but officers noticed numerous indicators of impairment, and he refused to continue the rest of the test after performing poorly on the first one. Bankston also refused to give a blood sample, and he was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.

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.