23-year-old Alex John Albino-Prutko crashed into another vehicle on I-24 with his friend Jaron Fraizer in the passenger seat. They were out of the vehicle when first responders arrived, and Alex walked an officer to the crashed vehicle, which had tags expired from June. Jaron explained they were coming back from a party in Nashville but wasn’t sure how the crash happened as he was asleep while Alex drove. Alex admitted to drinking prior to driving and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Witnesses to the crash say he was speeding in the left lane when he rear-ended the other involved vehicle, causing the crash, which spun his vehicle out of control as it went off the roadway and impacted a tree.
22-year-old Fort Campbell 5th Special Forces Group 2nd Battalion Soldier Christopher Ryan Malone was driving on the wrong side of Dunlop Lane Tuesday evening when he crashed into a ditch, according to officials and a witness. Malone initially told the deputy he crashed because “I have bald tires and fell asleep”. During that conversation, the deputy noticed he smelled of alcohol, which he later admitted to drinking. Several open beer cans were found in cup holders and strewn throughout the vehicle. A handgun was also located in his possession.
24-year-old Michaela “Kayla” Keen was jailed and charged with DUI this week after a Sheriff’s Deputy found her standing outside her car that had gone off the roadway and into a field on Dotsonville Road. Keen admitted to drinking, and officers located two open cans of alcohol in the vehicle. She is free on a $3,000 bond.
32-year-old Philip Thomas faces multiple charges after first responders pulled him from his crashed vehicle just after 9 p.m. Saturday. He rolled the 2013 GMC pickup after striking a guard rail, according to authorities, who found an open 1.75 L bottle of Maker’s Mark with only 1/4th of the whisky still in the bottle. Thomas, who had urinated on himself, told police had only had “one drink” at a friend’s house earlier.