24-year-old Matthew Martinez was enjoying his night at the troubled Electric Cowboy last week when at 3 a.m. on May 13, he left the bar and got into a black car. Police say he drove through the parking lot without his headlights on and was headed to the roadway when he observed Clarksville Police officers Renken and Hall parked behind RimTyme as they were watching vehicles leave the club at closing time. Before the officer even had a chance to initiate a traffic stop or even acknowledge Martinez, he stopped his car near a patrol car and approached the officers to speak to them with extremely slurred words in his highly intoxicated state. Officers asked if he could call someone for a right home, and Martinez began to talk over the officers and refused all assistance. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking.
21-year-old Kaleb Dew says he consumed “three beers” at the troubled Electric Cowboy last weekend before getting into his truck and driving just before 1 a.m. As he drove on College Street, an officer noticed him hit his brakes hard to make a stop at a light and that his headlights were not turned on. During a traffic stop, he performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI.
Clarksville Police say 32-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier John H. Shields jumped over the bar at Strawberry Alley Ale Works in #DowntownClarksville, poured himself a drink, drank it, and left the business. As Officer Renken arrived at the restaurant, he unknowingly observed Shields in his vehicle but didn’t yet know he was the person in question. When Shields saw the officer arrive, he turned off the ignition and walked away on foot.
Shields was walking around the building when management pointed him out to the officer, who attempted to get him an Uber back home. Shields could barely walk or stand, and eventually it was determined he was even too drunk for a rideshare and he was placed into custody for public intoxication.
27-year-old Andrew John Hext Fridholm (Andrew Hext) was found passed out in the backseat of a vehicle just before 2 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Electric Cowboy. Security notified Clarksville Police, who responded and found him with a bottle of alcohol still in his lap. Police let him exit the vehicle and call his wife to come to retrieve him. While he was waiting on her arrival, however, he became a nuisance and would not stay in a safe area on the sidewalk as directed and continued to attempt to be in traffic that was exiting while in his intoxicated state.
24-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Corbin Chenoweth Bailey was so intoxicated at the Electric Cowboy he was asked to leave by security. Despite attempting to get him to call a friend or rideshare, he insisted on getting in his car. Police arrived to attempt to get him to find an alternate way home, and noticed he had already vomited beside his car, and refused to exit the vehicle. After an extended period of time, he exited and they attempted to get him to find an alternate way to get home. He still refused, and when they told him they’d have to take him into custody for public intoxication, he backed up against a wall to prevent officers from cuffing him.
21-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Javis Danielly was jailed on two separate DUI charges in the span of 9 days. On February 19th, police responded to Hookah21 at 2 a.m. where he crashed his car after drinking 1 beer and 1 shot of liquor. He was jailed and released on a $2,500 bond. On February 27, Danielly consumed 3 shots of Hennessy before crashing into another vehicle on Fort Campbell Blvd at 4:20 p.m. on a Sunday and was freed on a new $5,000 bond.