23-year-old Trey Kern was found slowing down and speeding up on I-24 East on December 9th. Officers observed Kern continue to swerve and cross the center and fog line numerous times. After watching Kern continue doing this, the officer conducted a traffic stop. When he approached Kern, he asked if Kern had been drinking, and he replied no but said that his passenger had been drinking because they had just come from a party. He said they were going to Hopkinsville, Kentucky but officers noted they were heading east on I-24 toward Nashville. Kern was then asked to perform three field sobriety tests, in which he failed all three. Kern was taken into custody and charged with failure to maintain a lane and driving under the influence.
42-year-old Baronda Battle was jailed on November 19th after police observed his black Infiniti swerving on Providence Boulevard toward Fort Campbell Boulevard. When officers made contact with Battle, he smelled strongly of alcohol and slurred as he admitted to drinking at the troubled Electric Cowboy. He consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and was taken into custody. Battle blew a .110%BAC on a breathalyzer at booking.
24-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Jared Craig was jailed on his birthday, November 1st, after police observed him speeding down Rossview Road. Jared was going 47 mph in a 30 mph zone. He then began swerving and was pulled over. He was visibly intoxicated and slurred his speech as he told officers that he was coming from Nashville, where he had two drinks. He performed poorly on sobriety tests and was taken into custody. Mr. Craig blew a .139% BAC on a breathalyzer. This was his first DUI.
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.
42-year-old Tonya Reddick was booked on July 8th after police responded to a vehicle that peeled off into the mud on the side of the road and wrecked. The officers immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from her, and she admitted to having a couple of drinks four to five hours prior. Ms. Reddick agreed to perform sobriety tests after several minutes of the officers trying to explain. Midway through, she said she was done and refused to continue. Officers located multiple bottles of alcohol in the center console and an empty cup. Two of the bottles were empty. This was Ms. Reddick’s third DUI offense.
73-year-old Harold Harris was jailed on July 1st after being pulled over on Ashland City Road when police observed him swerving in his 2009 Nissan Altima. Police asked him why he was driving that way, and he explained that he was following someone, but he couldn’t explain the reason. Police observed Harris to have poor motor functions, slow, slurred speech, and the odor of alcohol coming off his body. He admitted to having two drinks no more than an hour prior and performed poorly on sobriety tests. He was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for a blood draw.
19-year-old Fort Campbell 15U Chinook mechanic Carson Dempsey was driving his grey Ford F-150 on the afternoon of June 10 when he passed a sheriff’s department deputy at 75 mph in a 55 mph zone while swerving all across the road. The deputy was actually en route to multiple calls about the same vehicle driving recklessly. He conducted a traffic stop and immediately smelled alcohol coming from Dempsey. Dempsy stated he had “two or three beers” before driving, but inside the vehicle was an empty bottle of vodka, an empty bottle of rum, and an almost empty bottle of vodka. Dempsey was transported to jail, where he faces multiple charges.
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.
30-year-old Jessica Palm was driving her 2015 Nissan Sentra on Hwy 76 just after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning when police say she began to make erratic lane changes and could not stay between the lines of any particular lane as she traveled West. Deputy Acevdeo conducted a traffic stop and observed Palm to be intoxicated and with slow movements when asked to do tasks. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and provided a blood sample at Tennova Sango before being transported to booking, where she was charged with DUI. Officers noted she has a history of DUI charge(s), but no convictions.
Police say 34-year-old Adam Welch was driving for an extended period of time on the center lane on Riverside Drive just after 2 p.m. on January 11 and almost caused an accident with another vehicle. Officers initiated a traffic stop, and Welch produced a revoked driver’s license. Officers ordered him out of the vehicle and noticed green shake on his pants leg. It was quickly realized he had attempted to swallow marijuana. A search of his mouth was conducted, and there was marijuana in his mouth, which was retrieved, and a pack of cigarillos was located inside the vehicle. He was out on bond for two other incidents at the time of his arrest, both of which conditions prohibit him from possessing any controlled substances.
36-year-old Brandon Allen Stewart, who teaches at Kenwood High School, was charged with DUI just before daylight Saturday morning. A DUI investigation began after an initial traffic stop for failing to maintain his lane of travel. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and smelled of alcohol, according to officers at the scene. A Tennesse Titans thermos was in the front cup holder and reportedly smelled of the same liquor on Stewart’s breath. Stewart had a prior DUI charge in 2013, which was reduced to reckless driving during a plea.