Clarksville Police noticed two vehicles had pulled into the smoke shop on Riverside Drive just after 2 a.m. Saturday, and stopped to check on them, as bother vehicles had their flashers active. It was immediately clear the two vehicles had been involved in a crash. One of the drivers, 20-year-old Jennifer Forsythe, reeked of alcohol and was visibly intoxicated. She admitted to consuming “a few drinks” before driving, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests.
With 5 pounds of food embargoed, and some violations issued for the 8th consecutive time, Waffle House on Riverside Drive received a score of 62 on a routine health inspection Wednesday. This is the lowest score ever for this location, which once received an 88 in October of 2021 as the prior lowest score. Employees will be forced to wash dishes by hand until the dishwasher is repaired, as it was not properly heating, and stop placing their phones on the cutting boards where food is prepared, another multiple other remedies before the follow-up inspection within a few days.
26-year-old Joshua Costas Gonzalez was in a fight at the Electric Cowboy just before 2 a.m. Saturday and police and medics responded for assistance as security had him detained at the time. Gonzalez was agitated and refused to speak with officers, and refused all medical assistance. He was told to leave the property and not to return that night, and a friend took him home. Just under an hour later, Gonzalez returned to the club with his family, including his parents, at which time he was charged with public intoxication and criminal trespass.
State Health Inspectors say they walked into La Plaza #3 on Riverside Drive Wednesday to find no soap or hot water at the hand-washing sink, raw food stores above ready-to-eat foods that could be dripped on, a dish-washing machine with zero chlorine, raw shrimp and steak that was too warm had to be embargoed, knives stores behind wall trim, and an abundance of gnats.
In August of 2020, their routine inspection scored a 77 with a follow-up of 93; in March of 2020, the restaurant scored a 55, with a follow-up of 92, and last November they managed to score a 65, with a follow-up of 94 — setting a clear trend that rules are only followed for a short period after being caught breaking them.
34-year-old Richard Lamb crashed his vehicle at the Electric Cowboy and was reported to be intoxicated. Officers arrived at the wrecked Lexus and found Lamb to have slurred speech, watery eyes, and obviously intoxicated. He admitted to drinking prior to driving.
Clarksville Police have arrested Cynthia ‘Katie’ Hutchins and charged her with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after finding “marijuana residue” (but no actual usable marijuana), scales, and sandwich bags inside a vehicle she was briefly in with Jocqui Smith, who they had under surveillance for drug activity. She is free on a $2,500 bond.