Three Face DUI Charges

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Three persons were charged recently with DUI.

• Nathan Carl Hale, 921 Reed Court, Woodbury, was charged with DUI, second offense, on June 2 by Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy Seth Perry

Deputy Perry reported observing the vehicle Hale was driving turn onto Hollis Creek Road from John Bragg Hwy. and then once the vehicle’s lights shined on the patrol car the driver stopped, backed up, and turned around in a driveway.

The driver then pulled back onto John Bragg Hwy. and traveled east toward Woodbury at an unusually slow speed. Deputy Perry followed the vehicle, a black Pontiac, on John Bragg Hwy. and observed it swerve several times, crossing the solid white line on the shoulder of the road and the white line which divides lanes.

Deputy Perry initiated a traffic stop. Upon approaching the vehicle he told Hale he had been stopped because he swerved over the lines several times. The deputy reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol coming from Hale.

When asked for his license, Hale said he did not have it with him. When asked if he had been drinking, Hale stated he had two 40-ounce beers about two hours before being stopped.

Deputy Perry had Hale perform a series of field sobriety tests, which he did not perform satisfactorily.

Hale was placed under arrest, taken to Stones River Hospital for a blood alcohol content test, then transported to the Cannon County Jail and booked. Bond was set at $3,000. Initial court date is July 12.

• Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McMillen responded to the 500 block of Odell Powell Rd. on June 3 following a report of a one vehicle accident. Upon arrival he observed Michael Gann being treated by first responders for a small cut to his forehead.

While Gann was walking to the ambulance, Deputy McMillen could smell an odor about Gann’s person that was consistent to that of alcohol. While Gann was being treated, Deputy McMillen observed three beer cans still inside the vehicle which had not been opened.

The vehicle was traveling south on Odell Powell Rd. when Gann lost control, went across the roadway striking an embankment, then flipped over on its top and skidded down the road 30 feet.

After Gann exited the ambulance after refusing medical treatment, he appeared to be very unsteady on his feet. Deputy McMillen asked Gann to perform a series of field sobriety tests. Gann stated he did not think he would be able to perform the tests due to being under the influence.

Gann was placed under arrest, transported to Stones River Hospital for a blood alcohol content test, and then taken to the Cannon County Jail for booking. He is charged with driving under the influence, second offense.

• Zachary Ryan Wallen, 200 Flint Hill Lane, Woodbury, was charged with DUI, driving on a cancelled, suspended or revoked license and violation of the implied consent law on May 28 by Woodbury Police Sgt. Lowell Womack following a traffic stop on McMinnville Hwy. Bond was set at $2,000. Initial court date is June 14.

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