Nashville Uber/Lyft Driver Found Parked in Traffic, Asleep at Wheel, Arrested for DUI

Nashville Uber/Lyft Driver Christopher Redman has an upcoming court date on June 29th, to answer to charges that occurred a few weeks ago, on 02/23. Those charges include DUI & Implied Consent. He continues to drive and carry passengers, despite the charge, and continues to drink at bars and post about it on social media. So what was he doing in the hours before that he became so drunk that he (reportedly) passed out at the wheel in the middle of traffic on West End Ave? It seems that prior to his arrest (which was around 3:30AM per night court records), he had been invited to watch the Bellamy Brothers at John Rich’s CRS Party – the VIP guest list invite was gift from a ride-share passenger. He posted this picture just 4 hours before his arrest, from the event:

Here’s the MNPD report on the incident that let to Redman’s arrest:

“Officers received a call regarding a red Nissan Pathfinder stopped in traffic with the driver asleep at the wheel. Upon arrival officers located the defendant, who was identified by his TN driver’s license, asleep behind the wheel of a red Nissan Pathfinder (TN tag z5846c) in front of 2613 West End Av. The vehicle was still running, but was in park. Officers woke the defendant and he refused to exit the vehicle. After he was removed from the vehicle the defendant became belligerent and was making incoherent statement. The defendant had the obvious odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath, was unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot and watery eyes, and displayed slurred speech. The defendant appeared to be heavily intoxicated. The defendant refused to perform field sobriety tasks. He was read the TN implied consent law and refused to submit to a chemical test. The defendant was read Miranda rights and refused to answer any questions.”

Just to confirm that there was not more than one Christopher Redman that drove for ride-sharing companies in Nashville, we were able to match his address on the Bonding/PreTrial log to a previous photo he posted publicly on social media with his address. Ironically enough, the photo was of a package shipped from Uber to his home.

Here’s the PDF of the affidavit, and his list of charges:

As you can see, he continues to drive for Uber & Lyft, over 8 hours on many days according to his multiple posts, as recently as this weekend:

Just two days before his arrest, he was trying out a new bar, and writing a scathing review on Facebook of the bar, saying he would to back to his previous bar going forward. According to his timestamps, there are times the bar stops and driving hours are extremely close together.

Redman has issues with customers as well as bars – in several documented cases he’s canceled rides and made customers leave this vehicle:

He once even blasted these passengers on social media, including posting their faces online for everyone to see – this was a Lyft ride:

 

He often gets way too involved in his passengers lives:

And he even calls MNPD on people, thinking one of his passenger was going to ‘rape’ someone. Seriously?

Next time you get a Lyft/Uber Driver, check the name, and know who is driving you. Now you know Christopher Redman. If you have a tip such as this one, email us or use our contact form to let us know!

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Uber Driver

    I’m sorry, but in another article weren’t you dumb asses blasting an Uber driver for not getting more involved in a passengers life, and in this one you are blasting an Uber driver for being to involved in passengers lives? Not only involved, but condemning him for preventing a date rape? That doesn’t make the Uber driver look like a bad person, that just makes you look like a bunch of slanderous idiots that are now liable for a lawsuit because you posted this fake news attempting to damage this driver’s character. And yes, you are liable for that because you’re not protected by first amendment rights when you’re not a real licensed news venue. Idiots.

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    1. Another Uber Driver

      Agree about their smearing of Redman re. the potential rape post. Seems at odds with painting him as an asshole when he’s discussing how he’s looking out for his passengers.

      However, Uber Driver, you are incorrect about the 1st Amendment thing. All US citizens are protected by the 1st Amendment (even ENN) and the government doesn’t license speech. That said, ENN may be sued for defamation, but Redman would have to hire a lawyer and sue them, and prove that what they said was 1) false and 2) damaging to his person. Defamation is the offense you are referring to, slander is verbal defamation, libel is written defamation. This article may or may not be libelous, but not slanderous. Just here to help.

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      1. Uber Driver

        Actually, other, the first amendment was only created in order to protect American news sources during the revolution from persecution by the British for protesting against British politics. It was never intended to protect every single American layperson. In fact, if you read the wording, it specifically says protection from peaceful protest of the government more or less.

        However, even peaceful protest was abolished thanks to George W. and the passing of the Patriot Act, which specifically also took away individual rights to free speech if they were in any way deemed consequential or promoted terrorism against others. In addition to that, in order to be a protected news source you actually do have to be a licensed news source, though the government is not allowed to deter you from reporting provable facts.

        However, you are correct that Redman would have to get a lawyer.

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        1. ENN Sux

          Unless he sued as a Pro Se Litigant in Small Claims (which would be under $24,000 in damages)

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  2. Uber/Lyft Driver

    The only topic I can support in this article’s argument regards the drinking and driving. However, in no way do I see a problem with this driver preventing a rape, accepting a tip, and sharing his experience with others. Posting pics of damages multiple riders did to his car is a warning to other drivers to be on the look out. A lot of drivers do this so other drivers don’t have the same bad experiences. Also convincing a rider to go to her own home instead of some creepers home is not getting too involved in the riders personal life. The driver is concerned about the riders safety and helped her look at the situation she was in more rationally. Many drivers share their stories with other drivers and the public. Using his stories (which have nothing to do with DUI) against him to bash him in a drunk driving article is irrelevant and unnecessary.

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