28-Year Old Faces 5th DUI Charge in Murfreesboro

A 28-year old man who lives in Murfreesboro and works as a bartender has been arrested for the fifth time on a DUI charge. Police responded to an accident in the area of North Rutherford Boulevard this past Saturday where they say the driver of the car in question could not be located. A short time later, Seargent Anderson with the police department found the suspect under a pine tree at the intersection of Rutherford Boulevard and Greenland Drive.

Police arrested Ryan S. Sidebottom (pictured below) and charged him with his 5th DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Officers say they found multiple open containers in his vehicle and therefore charged him with violation of the open container law.

After Sidebottom was placed in cuffs, it was determined that he was also wanted on a warrant charging him with DUI in Sumner County. The suspect was transported to the local jail where he was placed under a $4,500 bond. He paid the bond and was released on Sunday. 

In Tennessee, the fourth DUI and any DUI after the fourth is considered a class E felony. A class E felony requires the convicted offender to serve a minimum of 150-consecutive days in jail. There is also a mandatory fine of $3,000 to $15,000. The culprits vehicle can also be seized and the offenders drivers license can be revoked for 5-years.

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