Deputies received a call just before midnight on January 24 about a suspected drunk driver. Officers located the vehicle and made contact with the driver, 37-year-old Leah Hughes. She was reportedly slow with her motor functions and had slurred speech. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI. At the time of her arrest, Hughes was out on bond, of which a condition disallowed her from consuming alcohol. Several containers of alcohol were discovered in her vehicle.
Officers found 40-year-old Natalie Marie Hickel Pratt crashed on Cloud Drive, just 12 houses away from her own, late Tuesday night. She admitted to having a “few beers” and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. She initially agreed to a blood test, but once at Sango ER, she became uncooperative with medical staff and withdrew all consent.
Officer Donta Daniel of the Clarksville Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious male in the driver’s seat of a vehicle at the Hobby Lobby on Wilma Rudolph Blvd on August 28th just after 5:30 p.m. He observed 34-year-old Nicholas Pietka as being unresponsive and busted out the window to render aid to the man as he remained unconscious. Eventually, Pietka came to, and the officer observed a bag of white powder, believed to be heroin, in the vehicle. Pietka admitted to using drugs the night prior and refused all forms of testing. At the time of his arrest for this incident, he was out on bond for a pending DUI case in June.
Clarksville Police Officer Matthew Johnson conducted a traffic stop on a blue Lincoln MKZ just after 2 a.m. on August 29th near the 1900 block of Madison Street. The driver, 36-year-old John Patrick Marihugh, reportedly reeked of alcohol, and when asked how much alcohol he had consumed, he stated “enough” while an open and partially consumed Miller Lite can sat in the driver’s door beside him. Though he agreed to perform field sobriety tests, they had to be stopped for his own safety due to his level of intoxication.
Just after 9 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to Dover Road regarding a report of a Buick swerving all over the roadway. Officer Hyatt located the vehicle, driven by 27-year-old Brendan Clark Offutt, which was now on Providence Blvd swerving from side to side. During the subsequent traffic stop, Offutt had extremely slurred speech, so much that most of his words could not be understood. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Inside the car, officers located a rolled-up paper made into a straw with white powder residue inside it and a “human booger” attached to one end.
Clarksville Police say they found 31-year-old Timothy Jones incredibly drunk and passed out behind the wheel of his running Honda RTS while parked in front of Mickey’s Downtown Clarksville. It took several knocks on the window to wake Jones, who was unable to exit the vehicle on his own due to his level of intoxication. Inside the vehicle, officers found a bottle of Teremana Tequila in the center cup holder.
THP Trooper Michael Hickmon made contact with 23-year-old Seth Thomas Williams near the Dover Walmart Neighborhood Market, after observing him having trouble keeping his vehicle between the line on the road. When asked why he was swerving, Thomas insisted he was not and began to walk away. After being informed he was detained due to smelling of alcohol and suspected impaired driving, Williams refused to stop walking away from the Trooper, who was initially only able to cuff one wrist successfully. Williams was taken to the ground, where he continued to resist arrest and grabbed onto the Trooper’s wrist, refusing to release it.
After a brief struggle, he was taken into custody and charged with DUI 2nd, resisting arrest, and assault on an officer
45-year-old Donna Wilford crashed her vehicle into a building at 327 Warfield Blvd on March 19th just after 7 p.m. Officer Clint Sutton responded to find her with slow, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI. Wilford was previously convicted of DUI 3rd Offense in March of 2018.
23-year-old Zaria Metcalfe faces multiple charges after fleeing from officers during a suspected DUI traffic stop. Once she was in custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail she refused to change out of her clothing and into a smock, prompting MCSO Officer Luketic to threaten to use chemical spray on her if she didn’t comply.
She continued to refuse and stated: “B*tch, Spray Me!” – and the officers obliged with a “short burst” of chemical spray to her face. As the officer felt she was complying, Zaria Metcalfe punched her in the face.