DUI: Joe Sparks speeds down I-24, tells police his wife had to use the restroom

67-year-old Joe Lee Sparks was speeding on I-24 East near mile marker 55.8 around 12:19 a.m. on April 6th. Officers were conducting traffic enforcement when they observed his Nissan Murano going 86 mph in a 70 mph zone, weaving in and out of traffic. Officers activated their sirens, and Sparks pulled over to the right shoulder of Exit 57, Haywood Lane, ramp, partially in the travel lane. Before officers approached, they instructed Sparks to pull directly in front of them. Sparks exited his Murano without being instructed to, so officers asked him to return to his vehicle, where they informed him why they stopped him. Sparks told them his wife had to use the restroom, causing him to speed. As officers spoke with Sparks, they noticed he had a slight alcoholic odor, so they asked if he had anything to drink. He admitted to having one beer and later told them he had a mixed cocktail. Sparks showed numerous signs of intoxication while he explained that he and his wife were heading home from a family gathering at his sister-in-law’s. Officers asked him, using a scale from 1-10, to grade himself on his impairment level, to which he replied, “Three.” Then, Sparks consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and after being explained implied consent, agreed to provide a blood sample. Sparks was taken into custody for driving under the influence and speeding.

Tomalic Reid speeds down I-65 North at 79mph

28-year-old Tomalic Daequawn Reid was speeding on I-65 North on June 17th, 2023. Officers observed him going 79 mph in a 55 mph zone. Officers then conducted a traffic stop and cited Reid for the incident. He failed to pay the fine or appear in court by August 18th, 2023. So, a warrant was issued for Reid’s arrest. Reid was booked on the citation on March 25th.

DUI: Jordan Giron speeds 80mph down Murfreesboro Pike

51-year-old Jordan Giron was speeding, going 80 mph in a 50-mph zone near Murfreesboro Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard in the early hours of March 9th. When officers observed this, they initiated a traffic stop and noticed a holster for a handgun in the passenger’s seat as they approached Giron’s car. Officers ordered Giron to exit his vehicle, during which he stumbled. Giron showed multiple signs of intoxication, so officers asked him to take sobriety field tests. Giron consented and performed poorly on the sobriety tests. After being informed of implied consent and deemed too impaired to operate his car, Giron agreed to provide a blood sample. Giron was taken into custody for driving under the influence and speeding.

Franklin Attorney Dustin Ray Spain fails to appear in court after speeding in Tesla

42-year-old Dustin Ray Spain, owner of Grassland Financial Services, sped in his Tesla on Ashland City Highway near Old Hickory Boulevard early July 25th, 2023, according to police. Officers reportedly observed Spain traveling 68 mph in a 50 mph zone and conducted a traffic stop where they discovered his tags had been expired since May 2023. Spain was cited for speeding and having expired tags. Spain failed to appear for an October 2023 court date, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Dustin Spain was taken back into custody on March 7th.

Taiwo Ojo-Daniel speeds with someone else’s tags down I-40

22-year-old Taiwo Ojo-Daniel was speeding down I-40 East on June 8th. Officers noticed this and conducted a traffic stop. Ojo-Daniel could not provide proof of insurance; his registration had expired, and the tags did not belong to his car. He was cited for unlawful removal, financial responsibility law, expired registration, and speeding. Ojo-Daniel failed to appear in court and was taken into custody for the violations on December 8th.