DUI Arrest: East Nashville Singer/Songwriter Jeff Carl

Early Monday morning Jeffrey Carl, East Nashville resident and singer/songwriter, ran the flashing red lights at N 11th / Garland / Gallatin. This prompted a stop by MNPD, during which Jeff Carl was determined to be driving under the influence and arrested for ‘DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT (T.C.A. 55-10-401)’. He blew a .11 and .12 on two consecutive breath tests during the booking process. Carl was booked into the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, and was given an initial $2,000 bond, then released on the pretrial program just after 9AM. Carl will appear in court on 09/15 to answer to the charge.

 Per the MNPD arrest affidavit:

On 08/14/2017 at approximately 0131 hours I observed a black vehicle that failed to stop at the flashing red lights at N 11th and Gartland and N 11th and Gallatin. I conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, suspect, and while speaking to the suspect I could smell the obvious odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his expelled breath and person, his eyes were blood shot and watery, and he admitted to having three drinks earlier in the night. Based on the indicators of impairment observed during my personal contact, traffic infraction observed, and his admission to consuming an alcoholic beverage I requested he perform SFST’s which he agreed to do. The suspect was taken into custody for DUI based on the indicators of impairment observed during my personal contact, indicators of impairment observed during the SFST’s, the traffic infraction observed, and his admission to consuming an alcoholic beverage. He was read the implied consent law and agreed to take a breath test which was conducted at booking. The results were 0.11g/210L and 0.12g/210L.

Jeff Carl is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter who recently released his sophomore project, “Survive,” on May 24th, 2016. This EP is Jeff’s most artistically honest and heart-felt release to date. Diverse in its style, Jeff’s writing is united by dynamic vocals, a mesmerizing falsetto, timeless, piano-based melodies reminiscent of Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman, and a modern pop sensibility akin to artists like Chris Martin and John Legend.

“Survive” is a follow-up to “Here I’m Home” (2011), a 5-song EP which drew a cult following in Virginia. It captures the story of the past few years of hiatus, one of survival, not just over musical paralysis, self-doubt, and foggy living, but also over the peaks and valleys of first loves and what it means to be honest about the changing of the heart.

 

 

Jeff Carl sent EastNashville.News some love earlier tonight:

 

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