Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Officers apprehended three individuals over Memorial Day weekend that were suspected of driving under the influence. In one incident, an impaired driver caused a crash that sent one person to the hospital.
On Friday, May 27, around 11:10 p.m., officers responded to a call in the 12000 block of Lebanon Road about a possible impaired driver. Officers arrived to find a car on the shoulder of Lebanon Road. The car had a busted windshield, missing front wheel, and flat rear tire. An adult male, identified as Bradley Minton, 38, of Castalian Springs, was found staggering around the car and had signs of impairment. Minton was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Driving Under the Influence, Implied Consent, and Resisting Arrest.
On Saturday, May 28, around 3:15 a.m., an officer on patrol stopped a car for a light law violation. When making contact with the driver, the officer noticed a strong odor commonly associated with the consuming alcoholic beverages. Further investigation led the officer to suspect the driver, Matthew Bennett, 27, of Mt. Juliet, to be impaired. Bennett was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Driving Under the Influence.
On Monday, May 30, around 12:05 a.m., officers responded to a crash with reported injuries on Interstate 40 west near the 223 mile-marker. Upon arrival, officers observed two crashed vehicles, one car blocking a lane near the wall and facing the wrong way. An SUV was also found off the roadway and into the tree line. Two adult occupants were in the SUV, and one occupant of that vehicle was transported with non-life-threatening injuries to the hospital. The sole occupant and driver of the car, Christopher Washington, 31, of Nashville, had signs of possible impairment. Further investigation led the investigating officer to suspect Washington was impaired. Washington was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Driving Under the Influence- 2nd Offense, Reckless Driving, and Driving on a Revoked Drivers License.
Over the extended weekend, from Friday, May 27, into Monday, May 30, 2016, officers conducted 270 traffic stops and answered 175 calls for service.