In the early hours of Saturday morning, multiple drivers reported a reckless dark-colored sedan with Texas plates, later identified as the vehicle of 25-year-old APSU Quarterbacks Coach Brian Joseph Baca. Soon after those reports, THP Trooper Katherine Crysel responded to a reported injury crash where the same car had struck a guardrail near mile-marker 12 on Interstate 24.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies eventually located the vehicle off exit 11 at the Sudden Service convenience store with a deployed airbag and extensive sideswipe damage to the vehicle. The driver, Brian Baca, reeked of alcohol, and vomit reportedly covered his arm, sleeve, and the driver’s door area of the vehicle.
Brian Joseph Baca, of Madison Street in Clarksville, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on June 11th at 4:20 a.m., charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and failure to exercise due care. He consented to a blood draw, which was conducted at Tennova’s Sango ER. Baca is free on a $3,000 bond.
The University nor Baca immediately responded to a request for comment prior to publication.