A Murfreesboro man who has been charged with DUI twice before has been rearrested after a fender bender, according to police. 30-Year old Tremaine S. Nash was involved in a crash at the intersection of East Northfield Blvd. and Lascassas Pike and when authorities showed up, they noted that they could smell alcohol on Nash.
One witness told arriving officers they saw Nash “Hide a beer can under his seat and saw him throw a liquor bottle onto the side of the road.” MPD Officer Ferrell found both items and photographed them as evidence. Nash was then given a field sobriety test, which he failed.
Officers took Nash to the Sheriff’s Department to be jailed under a charge of DUI Number 3 and Driving on a Revoked License for the 4th time. Nash, who told police he is homeless, was then asked to submit to a blood alcohol content test. Nash responded that there was plenty of blood in the patrol car and that all police would find in his blood was marijuana.
Police obtained a search warrant to take blood from Nash that was approved by Judge David Loughry. The blood was drawn by medical staff at the detention center on the New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro and packaged as evidence.
Before the night was over, Nash was also charged as an habitual offender and tampering with evidence. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 16, 2014. He remains jailed under a $40,500 bond.
MPD Arrest Report #14-14053
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office