Richard Kintz says he’s not as drunk as he seems; requests stop for Klonopin on way to jail

After hitting a parked trailer on the side of the road, 31-year-old Richard ‘Rick’ Kintz told police he knew it “seemed” as if he was under the influence” but assured them that he absolutely was not. During field sobriety tests, Kintz admitted to drinking “two beers” — the tests eventually had to be stopped for his own safety. Kintz further stated he had taken his prescribed Klonopin in addition to drinking. He was transported to Metro General for a blood draw, however, he refused, demanding his medication. After leaving the hospital and while en route to booking, Kintz stated he was having a medical emergency of anxiety and shortness of breath, so he was once again returned to Metro General, who once again denied giving him any Klonopin. He was medically cleared and booked into jail.

DUI: Benjamin Dorsey charged after traveling 60 mph in a 40 mph zone

48-year-old Benjamin Dorsey told police he had one beer and one shot prior to leaving work, and stopped at another bar on his way home for another beer, before being pulled over in Goodlettsville for traveling 60 mph in a 40 mph zone. Officers say he reeked of alcohol and had a hard time following simple instructions, such as producing his registration documents. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI.

William Pearce charged with DUI in downtown Nashville parking garage

Metro Nashville Police say 21-year-old William Pearce was so drunk they had to stop field sobriety tests for fear he would fall over and injure himself in the parking lot of the AT&T building in downtown Nashville where they encountered him. Security contacted police after hearing a crash and observing Pearce backing up from a vehicle he had struck in the garage. A police report details Pearce was sweating profusely with slurred speech and other signs of intoxication. He was taken into custody and charged with DUI, driving without a license, and violation of the implied consent law.

Jakob Ethridge flees from police, throws officer from car; free on pre-trial release

22-year-old Jakob Ethridge was booked into jail this week on outstanding warrants charging him with evading arrest and reckless endangerment during an attempted traffic stop in February. Police say they were conducting a traffic stop on Ethridge on February 2nd on Tulip Grove Road in Hermitage after observing him traveling 48 mph in a 30 mph zone. As officers approached the vehicle, which reeked of marijuana, they ordered him to step out of the vehicle. Ethridge suddenly restarted the engine and fled the scene, throwing the officer from the vehicle as he fled.

Shatner Franchi (AKA DJ Shatner) charged with DUI in downtown Nashville

Police were dispatched to 3rd Ave N near the railroad crossing as citizens reported a white Range Rover parked in the middle of the road for an extended period of time. When police arrived, the vehicle had moved to the parking lot nearby. Officers made contact with 35-year-old Shatner Franchi, known locally as DJ Shatner, who was rummaging through the vehicle, telling officers he was searching for his phone. when officers asked how much he had to drink, he initially said two 24oz beers and later said 1-8 beers. Franchi wasn’t sure where he was coming from or where he was going and couldn’t recall where he lived. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and eventually blew a 0.126% on a breathalyzer.

Imani Amuri — Two DUIs in 27 days, pre-trial release on both arrests

20-year-old Imani Amuri was charged with DUI on April 10th after he crashed into a utility pole in Madison, and officers found him passed out behind the wheel and a car full of empty small liquor bottles. He blew a 0.228% BAC. Despite a commissioner setting his bond at $3,000, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release. 27 days later, on May 7th, he would lose control of his car once again and be arrested for a new DUI. This time a judicial commissioner set his bond at $5,000, and once again, the DCSO gave him pre-trial release.

Trevor Forbess avoids being booked on state citation for four years… until this week

In January of 2018, police say 29-year-old Trevor Forbess was pulled over on Woodland Street in East Nashville due to expired tags on his vehicle. Upon checking his driver’s license, Officer James Smith discovered it was suspended. He then issued Forbess a state citation to self-book on the charge, however, Forbes never did. Four years later, Trevor Forbess was booked into the jail this week on the outstanding warrant.

DUI: Nashville Realtor Rob Mize denies drinking before crash; police say they had to hold him upright to stand

38-year-old Nashville Realtor Rob Mize reeked of alcohol, according to police, as they encountered him at his wrecked vehicle near West End Ave & Natchez Trace, where he had hit the curb and damaged his right side tire and bumper. He stepped out of his vehicle as officers approached, and he stumbled around the vehicle and talked with slurred speech. He told officers he believed someone had hit him and asked if they had seen anyone else in the area. He claimed he had nothing to drink and had been “with friends down the street” but would not be more specific. Police say Mize was so intoxicated they had to hold him upright while he was being searched incident to arrest.