22-year-old Ft. Campbell Soldier Austin Butts was swerving on Ft. Campbell Blvd. on the night of October 21st. Officers initiated a traffic stop on a gray Nissan Altima after it was failing to maintain its line of travel and being an inconvenience to other drivers. Butts was visibly intoxicated as officers approached him and told them he consumed beer before driving. Butts consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly, yielding a .081% BAC on the breathalyzer, and was taken into custody for driving under the influence.
21-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Felipe Garcia ran a red light at the intersection of Lafayette Rd. and Ft. Campbell Blvd in the early morning hours of September 29th. Officers initiated a traffic stop after witnessing the silver Chevrolet Silverado stop in the middle of the intersection, running the red light. Garcia was visibly intoxicated when officers approached the driver’s side and admitted to drinking when asked. Garcia was arrested for driving under the influence and failing to obey traffic control devices after consenting to sobriety tests and performing poorly.
22-year-old Ft. Campbell E-5 Seargeant Jesus Salcido-Villar was driving on Tiny Town Rd. with an inoperable headlight in the wee hours of September 30th. THP Trooper Hickmon initiated a traffic stop on a gray Dodge Ram with a driver’s side headlight out and observed Salcido-Vallar visibly intoxicated as he approached the driver’s side. Salcido-Vallar initially denied consuming any alcohol, then consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. Salcido-Vallar fell asleep in the patrol car shortly after being taken into custody for his second driving under the influence offense, driving on a revoked license, and violation of the implied consent law.
24-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Banachek Villanueva-Flores was caught driving under the influence for the second September in a row. Officer Ventura was dispatched to Washtopia for a call regarding a possible drunk driver in the early morning hours of September 29th. As officers arrived, Villanueva-Flores was seen throwing up outside his vehicle and told them he was coming from the troubled Electric Cowboy before consenting to sobriety tests and performing poorly. There was no proof of insurance provided by Villanueva-Flores, and he refused to provide a blood sample even after a warrant was issued and he was transported to the ER, so they held his arm down to get a sample by force. Villanueva-Flores was charged with driving under the influence and having no proof of insurance.
23-year-old Darien Brooks was jailed on July 22nd when police observed him speeding down Tiny Town. Police radar confirmed he was going 61 mph in a 45 mph zone. When officers made contact with Mr. Brooks, they smelled alcohol emitting from his body. He had watery eyes and slowed speech. He told the officer that he had “one four loco.” Police saw a white cup in the center console, which Mr. Books admitted to being alcohol. He consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and was taken to Tennova for a blood sample.
23-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Joshua Trent Geer ran through a ditch near the Exxon on Dover Road just before 2 a.m. on June 10 and was found with his airbags deployed and two front flat tires by responding officers. He stated he “might have caught the corner of the ditch” when asked what happened. He admitted to consuming two Pabst Blue Ribbon beers before driving and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He was transported to Tennova for a blood draw, and then to booking.
26-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Brandon Brown told police he consumed a six-pack of Twisted Tea drinks while fishing on June 2 before getting behind the wheel of his silver Jeep just before 10 p.m. He was observed traveling 70 mph in a 55 mph zone on Hwy 149 near Hemitite Road. As the officer conducted a traffic stop, Brown reportedly reeked of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken into custody, charged with DUI.
20-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Allen Gurganus was at a party in the Dunbar Cave area on May 12, where he says he consumed “five to six beers” before leaving to attempt to drive back to base. As he drove away, he nearly struck another person’s vehicle with his Ford F-150, and that person alerted police, who quickly caught up with Gurganus a short distance away. As the officer followed Gurganus, he observed him swerving over the center line six times. He initiated a traffic stop and reports that Gurganus reeked of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He later blew a 0.194% BAC on a breathalyzer.
35-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Robert Henson says he just left an Army “farewell party” at a bar on Dover Road when he was observed by police driving with no exterior lights on his truck. During the subsequent traffic stop, Henson reeked of alcohol as he spoke and was visibly intoxicated. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking.
Police say 25-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Clint Gardner ran a red light in his red El Camino on Fort Campbell Blvd just before 2 a.m. on April 30 and struck another vehicle. He suffered injuries from the accident and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Gardner admitted to drinking prior to driving but would not elaborate on how much or how long before. He reeked of alcohol and had slurred speech, according to first responders.
27-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Brandon Campbell was traveling southbound on Fort Campbell Blvd at 1 a.m. on May 1 with no visible tail lights. An officer conducted a traffic stop, during which Campbell reportedly reeked of alcohol. He had trouble standing and had slurred speech during the interaction. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking, after a blood draw. Campbell has a prior conviction for DUI on Fort Campbell from February of 2021.
21-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Colby Taylor-Hill crashed into another vehicle on the evening of April 27 on Fort Campbell Blvd and initially fled the scene, leaving the car damaged. A few minutes later, while police were out with the impacted vehicle, Colby called 911 to say he was in an accident and agreed to meet at the nearby store. Officers say he reeked of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He later blew a 0.128% BAC on a breathalyzer.
Police observed 23-year-old Soldier Michael Krusenoski swerving in and out of lanes from Providence Boulevard to Fort Cambell Boulevard near Old Mill Road, where they pulled him over for a traffic stop. As he stepped out of his white Dodge Charger, police saw the visible indicators of intoxication and could smell alcohol coming from his body. He slurred his speech as he consented to perform sobriety tests and later blew a .171 BAC on the breathalyzer.
26-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Justin Cruz was jailed on April 30th after police observed him swerving on Fort Campbell in his white Honda Civic. After police pulled him over, they could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle and noted his red, glossy, bloodshot eyes. Cruz agreed to field sobriety tests and performed poorly. At booking, he blew 0.146% BAC on a breathalyzer. Cruz has no prior DUI history.
A patron of the troubled Electric Cowboy flagged down nearby police in the early morning hours of April 30 to report his friend, 22-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Eddie Brown, was about to drive away after drinking heavily, and they were unable to stop him. Officers located Brown in his Nissan Sentra after he drove up beside them as they were searching for him in the parking lot. He admitted, through slurred words, that he had been drinking prior to driving. Inside his Sentra, officers found two open bottles of Seagram’s Escapes Italian Ice alcoholic drinks. Brown had a mouth full of chewing tobacco, which he was ordered to spit out before being placed into the patrol car.
Brown waited until he was in the back of the patrol car and then spit it up onto the back seat. Not quite finished, Brown then pulled his penis from his pants and doused the rear of the patrol car in urine. Once at booking, while standing at the magistrate’s window, Brown recreated the scene from the car and once again pulled out his penis and urinated all over the floor. A the time of his arrest, Brown was out on bond from a February DUI arrest.
Police say 22-year-old Soldier Kenley Chadwick ran through a red light on Madison Street just before 4 a.m. on April 23. A traffic stop was conducted, and he was observed to be visibly intoxicated and reeking of alcohol. He stated he had “one beer” earlier in the evening and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He was transported to booking and charged with driving under the influence after a brief stop at Sango ER for a blood draw.
Police say 22-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Antonio Carlisle was found in his 2012 Volkswagen Golf on I-24 in the early morning hours of April 17, passed out behind the wheel when officers arrived. After multiple attempts, Carlisle was finally awoken, and he was in a state of confusion, not knowing where he was or what was happening. Through slurred speech, he admitted to drinking “one beer” an hour prior to driving. He alerted the officer to a loaded Glock 43x which he was holstered near his groin. It was retrieved, and Carlisle was taken into custody.
Police say 32-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Murphy Brown was asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle at 2 a.m. on April 14 at Peachers Mill Road / Millstone Circle. Responding officers say the seat was reclined, and he seemed to be comfortably sleeping. A knock on the window awakened Brown, who opened the door. He reportedly smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot and watery eyes. He was unsteady when exiting his vehicle. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking.
21-year-old 39th BEB Bull-Strike Soldier Johnathan Michael Young II failed to stop at a stop sign late in the evening on April 4 and caught the eye of a deputy in the area. A traffic stop was conducted on the red Chevy Cruze on Garrettsburg near Hwy 374. Young reportedly reeked of alcohol and admitted to consuming “three beers” prior to driving. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.
Officers on Hwy 76 observed a Dodge Charger driven by 25-year-old Fort Campell Soldier Daniel Stringer crash at 3:49 a.m. on March 26. Stringer attempted to make a right turn onto Old Farmer’s Road while traveling at a high rate of speed and went off-road, eventually crashing into the tree line. Stringer stated he had “two beers” in the hour prior to driving and had trouble standing on his own. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking after a stop at Sango ER for a blood draw. Stringer was unable to provide any proof of insurance on the Charger.