The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint this month...
DUI number six is what a Murfreesboro man has been charged with after being pulled over on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
A Thursday night sobriety checkpoint has been planned for Oct. 19, 2017...
The driver drove to the nearby Circle K store. While speaking to the deputy, the man allegedly admitted to drinking one beer and allegedly using Cocaine.
The checkpoint will be on Warrior Drive near Riverdale High School and the New Salem Highway.
A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted this Friday night after dark fall in Murfreesboro.
A 38 year old Murfreesboro man has been charged for the 4th time with DUI.
A 24-year old Edgewater Falls man was arrested for DUI after an accident on Memorial Boulevard.
People accused of drunk driving in Tennessee no longer face additional charges if they refuse a blood alcohol test.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a sobriety checkpoint in Murfreesboro to kick off the weekend just before the 4th of July.
Murfreesboro Police responding to a report of a vehicle crash into a pole leads to the DUI arrest of a 56-year old Coventry Lane man.
A 31-year old Nashville man is charged with DUI and driving on a revoked license for the third time.
John William Bates, who was charged last year with his 5th DUI by a Tennessee State Trooper, will appear before Circuit Court Judge...
You may want to think twice before drinking and driving on Friday, May 5, 2017...
A Murfreesboro woman has been charged for the fourth time with DUI and for the third time with Driving on a Revoked License.
A 51-year old Juneberry Way man is facing his fourth DUI, among several others. Alfredo Villa was arrested by Murfreesboro Police Sunday afternoon just after 2 o'clock.
Don't drink too much green beer this St. Patty's Day... A St. Patrick's Sobriety Checkpoint...
A 39-year old East Main Street man has been arrested for his fourth DUI. Shawn Goodbar was arrested on Saturday afternoon by Murfreesboro Police Officer Eric Renfroe.
A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Murfreesboro on Friday night.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a safety belt checkpoint this Friday (February 10, 2017) in Rutherford County.
On Thursday evening Tennessee Highway Patrolman Timothy Johnson stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in nearby Coffee County.
Have you ever wondered why local authorities announce to the public where DUI and Seat Belt checkpoints will be located and when? The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office confirmed by law, they have to.
43 Year old Lavondas C. Nelson was arrested and charged with his third DUI and fifth driving on a revoked license charge in Murfreesboro.
In November, La Vergne Officers arrested 244 people for Driving Under the Influence.
According to La Vergne Chief of Police Mike Walker, La Vergne Officers will utilize Sobriety Checkpoints, Alcohol Saturation Patrols (ASP), and aggressive traffic enforcement to locate drunk or drugged driving violators...
A Murfreesboro man caught driving the wrong way around the historic square several days ago was arrested and charged with his third DUI.
A woman seen driving her Saturn sedan in the area of Old Fort Parkway was questioned by Murfreesboro Police after a witness told dispatchers she was driving on two flat tires.
Stealing a trailer and getting caught are two things that you don't want to happen. However, it appears to have happened in Murfreesboro early Sunday morning (10/9/16).
A Readyville woman was arrested and charged for the fourth time with DUI.
43 Year old Cherie Cash Rutledge of Murfreesboro is facing multiple charges after a DUI stop on the New Nashville Highway Thursday night (10/6/16).
Drugged driving has overtaken drunken and distracted driving as a factor in Tennessee traffic fatalities.
After being arrested and transported to the local jail, the suspect allegedly stated to police, "What can I Say, I'm addicted to driving drunk."
The Federal Government requires a near zero tolerance for underage drinkers who get behind the wheel, but the state changed the law in July of 2016.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place this Friday in Murfreesboro...
A sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro THIS Friday (8/26/16)...
A 29 year old man from Alabama was arrested in Murfreesboro and charged for the 4th time with Driving on a Revoked License.
Jeffery Barrett was charged with Reckless Endangerment because his juvenile daughter was in the SUV when he was said to be driving when the accident occurred on Northfield Boulevard. The wreck occurred around 4:00, Monday (8/8/16) afternoon.
After a car drove through the yard of a home on North Maple Street, a witness followed the driver while alerting police on a cellphone. The caller told dispatch that the female driver damaged the lawn of the property.
A vehicular homicide charge has been filed against a man who allegedly fled the scene of a fatal accident, leaving the victim underneath his vehicle, early Saturday on Narrows Road in Bedford County.
Without missing a beat, Officer Alexander pulled the green Mercury over and confirmed that the driver was driving the car with a revoked license due to a prior DUI arrest.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to hold a checkpoint this Friday (July 1,2016) in search of drunk drivers...
Two Murfreesboro woman are in jail on alcohol related charges after police were called to the parking lot of Fifth Third Bank on South Rutherford Boulevard in reference to a motor vehicle accident.
An accident that unfolded in Murfreesboro at about 3:00 on Friday afternoon generated two calls to dispatch. Evidently, the second caller told police that the suspect fled the scene after wrecking on Florence Road at Broad Street.
39 Year old Robert Liles has been arrested for the fourth time on a DUI charge. Reports indicate this is his third DUI charge in Rutherford County alone.
A Murfreesboro woman was charged with felony reckless endangerment and DUI number 2 after a motor vehicle accident was reported in Murfreesboro on Tuesday evening.
A woman who struck a tree and a mailbox in the area of Breckenridge Subdivision in Murfreesboro was charged with DUI number three.
A 25-year old Weybridge Drive man faces numerous charges after a traffic stop led to his arrest. Murfreesboro Police Officer Christopher Finley reports Robert Mintlow blew by another traffic stop he was assisting with on Highland Avenue Friday just after 11pm.
The police report stated, "She admitted to consuming an entire bottle of vodka prior to driving."
A 48-year old Flat Rock Road man is charged for the sixth time with DUI. Murfreesboro Police Officer Eric Renfroe reports stopping the vehicle driven by Daniel Hazel at South Rutherford and Chandler Place Friday afternoon just after 3:30.
The report that WGNS obtained also read, "Mr. Ingram admitted to snorting approximately .5 grams of heroine at approximately 11:00 AM. The accident happened an hour and 40 minutes later this past Sunday.
A Cinco De Mayo safety belt checkpoint has been planned for Murfreesboro this week.
The arrest was made April 24, 2016 and Kano was later released on Tuesday (4/26/16) after posting a $10,500 bond.
Police then observed the subject "stumble into a white vehicle and drive," according to a police report.
43 Year old Michael John Edwards was arrested after police were dispatched to Ricks Barbecue on Warrior Drive in reference to an assault.
A Sobriety Checkpoint will be conducted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on Friday (4/15/16)...
One driver was charged with DUI during a sobriety checkpoint Friday held in memory of a Boy Scout killed by a drugged motorist, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday.
Shawl was booked into the county jail just before 4 AM on Tuesday. He was charged with Evading Arrest...
A local doctor in Rutherford County has been arrested on a DUI charge. The charge comes after a domestic violence report was filed with Murfreesboro Police.
A Murfreesboro woman who was said to be involved in a total of two automobile crashes was arrested Thursday morning around 10:45 when it was found that she may have been using prescription drugs prior to driving.
A 44-year old Unbridled Drive man faces various drug charges and DUI after being found by Murfreesboro Police asleep behind the wheel.
Most recently, a 33 year old man was charged with DUI number three in Murfreesboro on Wednesday morning (2/24/16).
A 30-year old Murfreesboro man was charged with DUI number 6 on Monday morning.
A Murfreesboro man who received a DUI less than five months ago was re-arrested on his second DUI charge Sunday morning.
A local resident by the name of James Mitchell Smith asked the Tennessee Supreme Court for post-conviction relief in his DUI case that occurred in Murfreesboro. Evidently, this was DUI number 9 for Smith.
In the back seat of the car, officers observed a small child walking around...
Christopher Lett was first taken to jail at 4:30 in the morning on Thursday for a DUI charge.
A 28 year old Murfreesboro man who has been convicted twice of DUI was pulled over for not having any taillights.
The subject was easily located as police simply followed his foot prints in the snow.
A Smyrna resident who got his 4th DUI charge on Wednesday (1/20/16) while driving in Murfreesboro will be in court this March.
Brady Cunningham, who is currently free on bond after being arrested this past October, will face his 4th DUI charge in a Rutherford County Courtroom this coming January.
2015 saw fewer traffic fatalities in Rutherford County when compared to 2014.
Parker was wanted on a third charge of DUI, Driving on a Revoked License, theft over $1,000, Possession of a schedule 2, 3 and 4 drug charges and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro late Thursday night on New Year's Eve.
Regardless of how you feel about police checkpoint's, you may ring in the New Year with one on your route home or before festivities begin, depending on when you head out.
Police say Friday marked Hanson's 17th DUI arrest, when she hit another car head-on.
Courts ordered the man to have an ignition interlocking device on his car that would have required him to pass an alcohol test prior to putting his car in gear, however he did not have the device on his BMW.
SRO Jason Urban received the award given to an officer who "excels in exhibiting compassion to drunk driving victims, partnering with youth on underage drinking prevention or taking a proactive approach by implementing programs or enforcement campaigns to reduce DUI injuries and fatalities in their jurisdiction," MADD reported.
Witnesses told police that Gomez Domingo Lopez was driving the wrong way in the wrong lane of traffic after leaving the new Walmart on Joe. B. Jackson Parkway at South Church Street.
A Nashville woman was arrested in Murfreesboro on her second DUI charge after police received a call that she was asleep in her car while in the drive through line at Captain D's.
A Christiana woman has been arrested on her fourth DUI charge and second charge of driving on a revoked license.
The police report shows that Brandon Wayne Dies from Waynesboro, Tennessee actually stopped for the ambulance.
A 22-year old Smyrna man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police after being found asleep in his car outside a bar.
A husband and wife along with another Murfreesboro man face various charges after driving off after being pulled over on Robert Rose Boulevard at North Thompson Lane.
The man underwent a field sobriety test, which he was unable to do as instructed.
Smith was involved in an automobile accident in 2011 in Murfreesboro on Florence Road at Broad Street and later indicted for his 9th DUI offense.
A 35-year old Rockvale man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police after he allegedly was "huffing and driving."
A 28-year old Flowers Court man was charged with his third DUI.
Bruce Stanley has had 8 DUI's and has faced the courts numerous times. But, his life has changed for the good and now he helps others who are battling addiction.
Another sobriety checkpoint has been planned for the Murfreesboro / Christiana area. The checkpoint will be on 231 South...
The report that WGNS obtained went on to state, "Additionally, the driver who was identified as Joshua Wolfe, admitted to shooting up heroin shortly before our arrival."
Police ran a quick background check and realized he had three prior DUI convictions in Jefferson County, Knox County and Cannon County.
A 28-year old Murfreesboro woman is being held behind bars under a $9,000 bond after allegedly driving through town while intoxicated with her 4-year old child in the car with her.
A 55-year old Grange Place man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on his fourth DUI after being charged with speeding away from a crash involving a man on a bicycle.
Local motorists will be checked for drinking and driving during a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday
In the past, Jones was convicted of DUI in Rutherford County in year 2000, 2002 and 2007.
The local resident is facing his 5th DUI charge. The subject was also charged with "Driving with a suspended license."
An off duty City of Smithville employee has been charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law.
DUI Number Four is what a Readyville woman was charged with after being checked by an officer while parked on the Rutherford County Square.
A local man is facing his third DUI charge after being stopped by police at close to 3 AM on Saturday in Murfreesboro on Broad Street.
"I'm going to shoot you in the face the next time I see you," is the threat allegedly made to a Murfreesboro Police Officer by a Murfreesboro man prior to being taken to jail.
Around 7:00 on Sunday night, a Murfreesboro woman was charged with her 4th DUI however, she was not driving.
Evidently, Mr. Jimmy Patterson called the authorities after he took the keys from the suspect. Patterson took the keys after the woman allegedly hit the rear of his vehicle...
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning on a sobriety checkpoint after dark falls on the night of July 4th...
Police confirmed that Gray's license was currently revoked for three prior DUI convictions. As a result, he was not only charged with DUI number 4...
A member of a famous country music family has been arrested on DUI charges in Murfreesboro. Charlie Louvin Jr. was arrested for DUI by Murfreesboro Police last Thursday.
For the fourth time, a Smyrna man has been charged with "Driving on a Suspended License." 32-Year old Ryan Lee White was pulled over after a Murfreesboro Police Officer driving down Northfield Boulevard...
A 22-year old Smyrna woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on charges of DUI and possession of a schedule four drug.
There are currently over 198,000 licensed drivers in Rutherford County and some of those drivers drink and drive when they should be seeking a ride from a friend or a Taxi.
A man who was clocked driving 67 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone was arrested on DUI charges in Murfreesboro.
DUI number three is the charge that was filed against a 56-year old LaVergne woman on Tuesday morning. The arrest took place at 9:30 in the morning in Murfreesboro.
The previous DUI's were in Davidson County in 2006, Rutherford County in 2011 and the third was in Kentucky in 2012.
DUI number three was charged against a Lascassas man by Murfreesboro Police.
A man urinating in the middle of the road was reason enough to raise some concern which is what lead to the traffic stop at 6:00 in the evening on Monday in Murfreesboro.
In 2014, there were 6,634 known alcohol-related traffic crashes in Tennessee; Nationally, one in three traffic fatalities are a result of an alcohol-impaired driving crash.
Regardless of the origin, it is a date where historically, increased alcohol sales take place in the U.S. The Distilled Spirits Council reported in 2013 that on-premise Tequila sales more than doubled on Cinco de Mayo.
A Shelbyville man arrested on multiple occasions in Murfreesboro on DUI charges will face DUI number six in court later this month.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to conduct a safety belt checkpoint this Friday (April 17, 2015) on Warrior Drive.
A Cannon County Woman was arrested for a 3rd offense of Driving while under the influence after Deputies found her passed out near a guard rail
A Mt. Juliet woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on her fifth DUI offense. On Saturday, Murfreesboro Police report 50-year old Greta Newland of Cooks Lane in Mt. Juliet, was arrested after a welfare check at the Mapco on Northwest Broad.
The 33-year old woman who allegedly ran her car into the side of an attorney's office in Murfreesboro in 2012 will be back in court on Monday, April 20, 2015.
Sobriety checkpoint number two is on the calendar for Friday night in the Milton / Lascassas area.
Murfreesboro Police responded to the area of Oak Hill Drive after receiving word that a 29-year old had allegedly stated that he wanted to drive to Washington, DC to "Shoot members of congress."
A man who is currently out on bond for a charge of DUI number five will face the Circuit Court of Rutherford County this month.
A motorcycle wreck reported on Saturday morning shortly after midnight had a positive outcome, considering the fact that it was indeed a motorcycle wreck. We are using the word positive loosely, as the operator of the bike was charged with DUI number two.
A "Safety Belt Checkpoint" has been scheduled for Tuesday the 17th in Rutherford County...
A DUI charge was filed against a Murfreesboro woman after an accident occurred on John Rice Boulevard Monday morning at 9. Police say they made contact with 48-year old Penny...
The subject later failed a field sobriety test. When officers searched his truck, police located a cup in the cup holder that was said to contain a mixed drink consisting of whiskey and beer.
A seat belt check point will take place on Broad Street Friday the 13th in Murfreesboro...
A Cannon County man who left the scene of a property damage accident was arrested and now faces multiple charges.
Officials say in some cases, the increase is due to new techniques that include analytic software to predict when and where drunken drivers might crash and focusing more efforts around establishments that serve alcohol.
A 41-year old woman is being charged with her 3rd DUI in Murfreesboro and "Reckless Endangerment" after police say they spotted the woman in her SUV with her 14-year old daughter riding as passenger.
Rutherford County was one of eight across the state targeted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for no refusal D-U-I enforcement during the recent New Year's holiday. The T-H-P reports 68 arrests for D-U-I and 306 seat belt violations in all eight counties during the New Year's holiday period, which was 102 hours this year.
Make sure you are armed with a driver's license, registration and insurance New Year's Eve. It would also be a good idea to avoid alcohol...
44-Year old Kevin Scott Hammond was pulled over on Broad Street Sunday morning in Murfreesboro by Murfreesboro Police.
"Mr. Martin stated he was driving with his kids, a 4-year old and a 6-year old, heading to Kids Castle."
The Governor's Highway Safety Office, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, recognized nearly two hundred officers...
More police checkpoints will be conducted in Rutherford County over the next couple of weeks.
The Governor's Highway Safety Office and law enforcement officers from Middle Tennessee will kick off the "Booze It and Lose It" campaign to prevent drinking and driving...
A charge of "DUI Number 5" was filed against a Shelbyville man who was caught driving allegedly while intoxicated in Murfreesboro.
The La Vergne Police Department will be looking for drunk drivers in the city on Saturday, November 29, 2014 through alcohol saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints.
A 32-year old woman in Murfreesboro has received DUI number four.
UPDATE: Due to the high number of fatal accidents on 231 South over the 2014 year, law enforcement departments serving Rutherford County have received additional funding for more sobriety checkpoints.
31-Year old Vasquez had a revoked license due to a past DUI.
A 35-year old Arnette Street man was arrested after a Murfreesboro Police officer heard a crash and saw cars leaving the scene. Dean Smythia allegedly hit a vehicle on the square around 1:30 Thursday morning.
An assistant coach on the MTSU softball staff has been arrested. Murfreesboro Police report Kelley Leahan Montalvo, age 27, of Bradyville Pike, was arrested just before midnight Friday.
Due to the high number of fatal accidents on 231 South over the 2014 year, law enforcement departments serving Rutherford County have received additional funding from the Governor's Highway Safety Office...
The Rutherford County area received over $700,000 from the Governor's Highway Safety Office.
A Shelbyville resident has been charged with DUI number 6. You may recall the name Steven Medley from past news stories on WGNS.
A man who appeared to be passed out in a car parked at the Jackson Heights Plaza in Murfreesboro ended up going to jail on Sunday morning.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place tonight in Murfreesboro on Broad Street...
Officer Brown obtained a warrant for her blood and once she was in cuffs and at the local jail, that sample was drawn by needle and then sent to the state for testing.
A drivers license checkpoint will take place next Friday (9/12/14) in Rockvale...
The THP calls their current campaign a 'no refusal" weekend. The "no refusal" campaign means that if a driver is pulled over for suspected drinking and driving they cannot refuse to take a blood test.
Police called the Department of Children Services and awaited for their arrival, but they never showed up.
A Sloan Street woman is jailed after being after allegedly driving drunk at Clark Boulevard and North Highland. Twenty-three year old Heather Vandyne was stopped by Murfreesboro Police after reportedly crossing out of her lane three times.
A Coolidge Court woman is charged with her third DUI. Thirty-seven year old Christie Prater was stopped by Murfreesboro Police Sunday after reportedly driving the wrong way around the downtown square, which is one way.
After a hit and run crash was reported in Murfreesboro on NW Broad Street at Memorial Boulevard in recent days, police tracked down their reported culprit.
Officer O'Rourke also filed in a report that Fox almost struck another motorist while driving down Bradyville Pike.
A 23-year old woman caught driving down a one way street on the Rutherford County square was arrested over the weekend.
A Murfreesboro man will face two drug possession charges, 2 felony drug possession charges, a driving on a revoked license charge, his 4th DUI charge...
A Murfreesboro man who has been charged with DUI twice before has been rearrested after a fender bender, according to police.
The driver of the other car told police that a Ford F-150 slid through the intersection on University Street and ran into his vehicle, according to a recent police report.
When Officer Payne showed up, a Good Samaritan was on the scene changing the flat tire for the suspect.
Police observed a vehicle with Ohio tags driving down the wrong lane of traffic on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro on Thursday morning.
DUI number four is what one 28-year old Murfreesboro man was charged with after he was pulled over on Memorial Boulevard.
“No Refusal” permits law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.
The Independence Day travel period is defined as Wednesday, July 2nd to Sunday, July 6th. In Tennessee, more than 742,000 people are projected to travel by car during the holiday weekend.
DUI Number SIX is one of several charges a resident will face in court this week.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place Friday on South Rutherford Boulevard…
A man by the name of Anthony Ray Sabala will face his 5th DUI charge in court on July 23, 2014.
The 27-year old man who was driving down Medical Center Parkway when he hit and killed 38-year old Geoffriau Christian Powell in 2012 has plead guilty in that case.
Had too much to drink this Memorial Day weekend? AAA will give you and your car a free ride home.
A 26-year old Murfreesboro woman was charged for the 4th time with DUI on Thursday morning.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place in LaVergne this Saturday and a seat belt checkpoint will occur in Murfreesboro on Saturday as well.
A man visiting Murfreesboro from Los Angeles, California was arrested after running a red light. Of course, you are usually not arrested for such a traffic violation.
Records show that he actually had three prior DUI convictions in Rutherford and Davidson Counties.
How many DUI’s can a person receive before they are kept behind bars for an extended period of time? One man is facing DUI Offense Number 8 in Rutherford County.
A Murfreesboro woman pulled over for a lane change violation ended up going to jail when police realized she had 7 prior driving on a suspended license charges.
A high speed chase that began in Rutherford County ended in Coffee County on Friday.
A Madison Avenue man has been arrested and charged with his fourth DUI, among other charges. A traffic stop of 24-year old Evan Thompson at West Northfield Boulevard and MTCS for a light law violation led to the arrest.
Rutherford County Schools was notified Friday evening that a bus driver serving Stewartsboro Elementary School has been charged with Driving Under the Influence after completing the elementary school route. The driver's name is Jeffery Layne, 53, of Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro, and he was driving bus 110.
After the accident, the woman told police that Layne continually asked to give her cash and advised her that he was a bus driver.
It's St. Patrick's Day and people are out celebrating their Irish' roots, but police warn this is one of the highest DUI holidays.
A Murfreesboro woman was charged with her 4th DUI and her 3rd Driving on a Revoked License Charge.
Another sobriety checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County. The next checkpoint date and location have been set…
Defendant James M. Smith was arrested after an accident in 2011. Smith rear-ended another car near Florence Road. He was later indicted on a charge of DUI number 9 in Rutherford County.
MPD Officer R. Haley wrote in a report, “The vehicle in question was missing its tire and wheel on the passenger side rear, and the front passenger side wheel had no tire on it.”
A Christiana man has been arrested on a charge of DUI Number 4. Ronald Patterson was pulled over by a police...
For the 9th time, a Murfreesboro man has been arrested on a charge of “Driving on a Revoked License.”
The 31-year old woman was charged with DUI #1, Driving on a Revoked License for the 4th time and simple possession of a sc
Sobriety Checkpoints are being planned for Super Bowl Weekend in Rutherford County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have one set up on Saturday, February 1st in Murfreesboro…
Drivers will be checked for drinking and driving during a Sobriety Checkpoint from 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in Walter Hill, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said.
THP expects the new law to help law enforcement crack down on drunk driving like similar laws have in other states.
A McMinville man who was charged with DUI number 4 in 2011 while visiting Rutherford County has been re-arrested in Rutherford County during a return visit this past weekend.
10:30 in the evening is when the sobriety checkpoint will start in Murfreesboro on Wednesday night, July 3rd…
Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride, July 4-7. In other words, a free ride home for those who may drink a little too much on the 4th.
The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.
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