32-year-old Liset Quesada Mendoza was speeding on Charlotte Pike in the early hours of December 2nd. Officers observed this and conducted a traffic stop. The BMW stopped in the roadway, and passenger princess Robert Koch stepped out of the car and approached officers aggressively, so he was detained. Then, officers spoke with Mendoza, who was visibly intoxicated and admitted to speeding and consuming alcohol. Mendoza refused to do sobriety tests, sign implied consent, or provide any information regarding her identity. Officers located her passport in her purse and were able to identify her. Mendoza was taken into custody for driving under the influence, implied consent, and not having a driver’s license.
31-year-old Abbey Anderson was involved in a car accident with Juan Mejia on Briley Parkway on December 3rd. Officers arrived and noticed Anderson’s vehicle facing eastbound and Mejia’s car, with front-end damage, facing westbound. Anderson was very confused when speaking with officers, and they observed her to be visibly intoxicated. She consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and admitted to having two alcoholic beverages at dinner two hours before driving. Anderson was taken into custody for driving under the influence and reckless driving.
21-year-old Kielii Chacon crashed her vehicle into another at the Briley Parkway entrance ramp to I-65 just after 6 a.m. Monday. Police say she drove her black hatchback into a Honda Civic, despite her claiming the other vehicle struck her. She was visibly intoxicated during the investigation and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. She was taken into custody and charged with DUI. A search of her vehicle revealed a small glass pipe with marijuana residue.
59-year-old Tuan Le was involved in a car accident on James Street in the early hours of November 23rd. Officers arrived and noticed a black Toyota sedan, upside down, blocking the roadway. The car collided with the cement drainage area by the residence’s front lawn. Residents came out and found Le in the driver seat of the rolled-over vehicle, and as they cut the seatbelt to release him from the car, they could see he was visibly intoxicated. Le spoke with officers and told them that he had one beer, that he was coming from a friend’s house, and that he was on the phone when he crashed into the cement drainage system. He consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and was taken into custody for driving under the influence.
21-year-old Christian Smith was involved in a vehicle-versus-pedestrian collision on Myatt Drive in the morning hours of Saturday. Smith advised officers he was driving the black Nissan Altima and struck the pedestrian when they suddenly crossed Myatt Drive. Officers observed Smith to be visibly intoxicated as he consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and provided a breath sample resulting in 0.095 BAC%. Smith was taken into custody for driving under the influence.
33-year-old Matthew Lawrence Shanklin was sleeping in his running car in the parking lot of International Plaza in the early hours of December 2nd. Officers were patrolling Nashville International Airport when they noticed this. Shanklin advised officers when they arrived that he had been drinking in Downtown Nashville for the last eight hours. Officers observed him to be visibly intoxicated as he refused to perform sobriety tests. Shanklin was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.
36-year-old Joshua Freeman Turner was involved in a car accident at 15th Avenue on December 3rd. Officers arrived and were advised by security from a nearby business that Turner was drinking before getting into the accident in the parking lot. Turner consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, refused to provide a blood or breath sample, and was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.
33-year-old Joshua Gallagher failed to stop at a red light on Demonbreun Street in the late hours of December 2nd. After observing this, officers conducted a traffic stop and noticed Gallagher was slow to stop. Gallagher immediately placed both hands out of his windows even though officers did not command so, nor did he have any weapons in the vehicle. He was visibly intoxicated as he admitted to knowing why he was pulled over and to having two tall beers and “a couple shots of tequila.” Officers Mirandized Gallagher, and he refused to take sobriety tests without a lawyer present. He was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent. Additionally, officers searched his vehicle before having it towed. They discovered an open, nearly empty beer can under his front seat, so Gallagher was also charged with an open container violation.
53-year-old Melinda Lee Vallem was involved in a car accident at Call Hill Road on November 22nd. Keegan Patrick Thayer called officers and advised them that Vallem had driven into his parked vehicle. When he went outside to check on Vallem, she was visibly intoxicated. Vallem stated that she had one unknown alcoholic beverage and an Ambien. She also believed that the accident happened on Bell Road, which is nowhere near the residential area she was in. Vallem was taken into custody for driving under the influence.
30-year-old Nashville fitness fanatic Gavin Eli Sheasley was found passed out in his vehicle with an empty bottle of New Amsterdam vodka in his hand on Liberty Hill Dr. in the afternoon hours of November 29th. EMS observed this and requested officers’ assistance. They noticed Sheasley’s foot on the brake with the car still in drive before they could wake him up successfully. Sheasley was visibly intoxicated when he stepped out of the vehicle and admitted to having six to seven “airplane bottles.” Then, he refused to partake in sobriety tests but provided a breath sample after being Mirandized, which resulted in 0.290% BAC. Sheasley was taken into custody for driving under the influence.