DUI ARREST: Singer/Songwriter Michael Whitworth

Nashville singer/songwriter Michael Whitworth, of Queen Ave in East Nashville, was arrested just before 3AM Wednesday for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) & Implied Consent – Civil. Whitworth posted $2,000 bond, and will appear in court on 09/08 at 10:30AM.

From the affidavit:

ON 8/9/2017 AROUND 0119 HOURS, OFFICER OBSERVED A SILVER 4RUNNER DRIVING NORTH ON ELLINGTON. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVING OVER THE SOLID WHITE LINE AND OFFICER PACED THE VEHICLE GOING 65 MPH IN A 55 MPH ZONE. OFFICER CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP ON THE VEHICLE AND IT WAS SLOW TO PULL OVER. OFFICER APPROACHED THE DRIVER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE AND OBSERVED THE DEFENDANT IN THE DRIVER SEAT. THERE WAS AN ODOR OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMING FROM INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE AND THE DEFENDANT HAVING BLOOD SHOT WATERY EYES. OFFICER ASKED THE DEFENDANT HOW MUCH HE HAD TO DRINK AND HE STATED NOT A LOT. OFFICER ASKED HOW MUCH IS THAT AND HE STATED ONE OR TWO. OFFICER ASKED THE DEFENDANT TO EXIT THE VEHICLE TO DO STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TASKS. DEFENDANT SHOWED INDICTORS OF IMPAIRMENT ON THE HGN TASK AND OFFICER ASK FOR A SECOND CAR. THE DEFENDANT WAS TRANSPORTED TO EAST PRECINCT PARKING LOT TO DO THE REST OF THE TASKS AND HE SHOWED MULTIPLE INDICTORS OF IMPAIRMENT ON THE REMAINING TWO TASKS. DEFENDANT WAS PLACED INTO CUSTODY FOR DUI AND ADVISED OF THE TENNESSEE IMPLIED CONSENT LAW. DEFENDANT REFUSED TO TAKE A BREATH TEST.

 

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