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Multiple Sobriety Checkpoints Memorial Day Weekend in Rutherford County
Multiple Sobriety Checkpoints Memorial Day Weekend in Rutherford County

One checkpoint will be set up at Waldron Road near International Boulevard. The second will be on Murfreesboro Road in the eastbound lanes near the 5500 block.

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Man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro
Man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro

A 39-year-old Antioch man has been arrested and charged with his 4th DUI while visiting Murfreesboro. The arrest occurred at 3 in the morning on Middle Tennessee Boulevard when authorities spotted Garland Bess' vehicle that had an expired tag.

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Preventing DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol
Preventing DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol

Tennessee lawmakers are trying to prevent DUI offenders from getting their hands on alcohol. 
A bill to that effect has advanced in the Tennessee House.

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Two State Trooper Checkpoints in Murfreesboro - First is THIS Friday Night
Two State Trooper Checkpoints in Murfreesboro - First is THIS Friday Night

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that TWO checkpoints will take place this month. The first one will be a Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro.

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Sobriety Checkpoints in LaVergne, TN
Sobriety Checkpoints in LaVergne, TN

Don't drive drunk over the Valentines weekend!

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$250 Fee to the TBI for DUI Convictions Ruled Unconstitutional.
$250 Fee to the TBI for DUI Convictions Ruled Unconstitutional.

An appeals court has ruled that a state law that gives a $250 fee to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for each DUI conviction obtained using a blood or breath test is unconstitutional.

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REMINDER: Sobriety Checkpoint this Sunday night in the 'Boro
REMINDER: Sobriety Checkpoint this Sunday night in the 'Boro

A New Years Eve sobriety checkpoint will be conducted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Murfreesboro on South Rutherford Boulevard west of Broad Street (Hwy 41)...

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Event by the TN Department of Safety to highlight dangers of drunk driving
Event by the TN Department of Safety to highlight dangers of drunk driving

During the event, guest speaker Tanya Read will tell the story of her 17-year-old son, Nicolas, who was killed on May 15, 2015, as a result of an impaired-driving crash.

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Truck lands on its side - Driver charged with DUI #5
Truck lands on its side - Driver charged with DUI #5

A 51 year old Columbia, Tennessee man has been arrested and charged with DUI number 5 in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro man charged with DUI #4
Murfreesboro man charged with DUI #4

30 Year old Brandon Baskin was arrested and charged with his 4th DUI after being pulled over for not having his headlights turned on while driving at 10:00 at night.

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Friday Night
Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Friday Night

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint this Friday night...

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Upcoming Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro near Riverdale High School
Upcoming Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro near Riverdale High School

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint this month...

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DUI Number 6 in Murfreesboro
DUI Number 6 in Murfreesboro

DUI number six is what a Murfreesboro man has been charged with after being pulled over on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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October 19th Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Area
October 19th Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Area

A Thursday night sobriety checkpoint has been planned for Oct. 19, 2017...

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Man Arrested in Coffee Co. had 10 Prior Driving on Revoked Driver's License Convictions
Man Arrested in Coffee Co. had 10 Prior Driving on Revoked Driver's License Convictions

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro (8/18/17)
Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro (8/18/17)

The checkpoint will be on Warrior Drive near Riverdale High School and the New Salem Highway.

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Sobriety checkpoint on Friday August 4th
Sobriety checkpoint on Friday August 4th

A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted this Friday night after dark fall in Murfreesboro.

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DUI Number 4 after accident in Murfreesboro
DUI Number 4 after accident in Murfreesboro

A 38 year old Murfreesboro man has been charged for the 4th time with DUI.

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Memorial Blvd. Accident Leads to DUI Arrest
Memorial Blvd. Accident Leads to DUI Arrest

A 24-year old Edgewater Falls man was arrested for DUI after an accident on Memorial Boulevard.

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MADD: Drunk Drivers' Rights Win Over Rights of Community
MADD: Drunk Drivers' Rights Win Over Rights of Community

People accused of drunk driving in Tennessee no longer face additional charges if they refuse a blood alcohol test.

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Upcoming Sobriety checkpoint near Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro
Upcoming Sobriety checkpoint near Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a sobriety checkpoint in Murfreesboro to kick off the weekend just before the 4th of July.

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Crash Leads to Coventry Lane Man's 3rd DUI Arrest
Crash Leads to Coventry Lane Man's 3rd DUI Arrest

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.

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Harding Place Man Charged with Third DUI
Harding Place Man Charged with Third DUI

A 31-year old Nashville man is charged with DUI and driving on a revoked license for the third time.

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Local resident to face 5th DUI Charge
Local resident to face 5th DUI Charge

John William Bates, who was charged last year with his 5th DUI by a Tennessee State Trooper, will appear before Circuit Court Judge...

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Cinco De Mayo Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro
Cinco De Mayo Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro

You may want to think twice before drinking and driving on Friday, May 5, 2017...

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Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI #4 after accident
Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI #4 after accident

A Murfreesboro woman has been charged for the fourth time with DUI and for the third time with Driving on a Revoked License.

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Juneberry Way Man Charged with 4th DUI
Juneberry Way Man Charged with 4th DUI

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.

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St. Patricks Day Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro
St. Patricks Day Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro

Don't drink too much green beer this St. Patty's Day... A St. Patrick's Sobriety Checkpoint...

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East Main Man Charged with DUI #4
East Main Man Charged with DUI #4

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday night in Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday night in Murfreesboro

A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Murfreesboro on Friday night.

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Safety belt checkpoint this Friday in Rutherford County
Safety belt checkpoint this Friday in Rutherford County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a safety belt checkpoint this Friday (February 10, 2017) in Rutherford County.

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Manchester Man Arrested after 10th  revoked/suspended charge
Manchester Man Arrested after 10th revoked/suspended charge

On Thursday evening Tennessee Highway Patrolman Timothy Johnson stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in nearby Coffee County.

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Upcoming checkpoints in Murfreesboro this Friday and Saturday
Upcoming checkpoints in Murfreesboro this Friday and Saturday

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.

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3rd DUI and 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
3rd DUI and 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge

43 Year old Lavondas C. Nelson was arrested and charged with his third DUI and fifth driving on a revoked license charge in Murfreesboro.

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41.1% Increase in DUI Arrests in La Vergne, TN
41.1% Increase in DUI Arrests in La Vergne, TN

In November, La Vergne Officers arrested 244 people for Driving Under the Influence.

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UPDATE: Sobriety checkpoints in Murfreesboro and La Vergne
UPDATE: Sobriety checkpoints in Murfreesboro and La Vergne

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...

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DUI Number Three while Allegedly Driving the Wrong Way Around the Square
DUI Number Three while Allegedly Driving the Wrong Way Around the Square

A Murfreesboro man caught driving the wrong way around the historic square several days ago was arrested and charged with his third DUI.

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Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI #3 after driving on two flat tires
Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI #3 after driving on two flat tires

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.

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Smyrna man charged with 3rd DUI and Trailer Theft in Murfreesboro
Smyrna man charged with 3rd DUI and Trailer Theft in Murfreesboro

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).

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Local woman charged with DUI #4
Local woman charged with DUI #4

A Readyville woman was arrested and charged for the fourth time with DUI.

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Local woman arrested on DUI charge with children
Local woman arrested on DUI charge with children

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).

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Drugged Driving a Growing Tennessee Concern
Drugged Driving a Growing Tennessee Concern

Drugged driving has overtaken drunken and distracted driving as a factor in Tennessee traffic fatalities.

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Murfreesboro man charged with 7th Driving on a Revoked License Charge and 2nd DUI
Murfreesboro man charged with 7th Driving on a Revoked License Charge and 2nd DUI

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."

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Tennessee to Keep $60 million in Federal Funding after Changing the Alcohol Limit for Underage Drinkers / Drivers
Tennessee to Keep $60 million in Federal Funding after Changing the Alcohol Limit for Underage Drinkers / Drivers

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night in Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night in Murfreesboro

A sobriety checkpoint will take place this Friday in Murfreesboro...

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro This Friday (8/26/16)
Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro This Friday (8/26/16)

A sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro THIS Friday (8/26/16)...

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Wreck in Murfreesboro leads to DUI and Driving on a Revoked #4 Charges
Wreck in Murfreesboro leads to DUI and Driving on a Revoked #4 Charges

A 29 year old man from Alabama was arrested in Murfreesboro and charged for the 4th time with Driving on a Revoked License.

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Suspect reportedly had child in SUV when involved in a DUI related accident Monday
Suspect reportedly had child in SUV when involved in a DUI related accident Monday

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.

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Third DUI Charge in just 8 Months for Murfreesboro Woman
Third DUI Charge in just 8 Months for Murfreesboro Woman

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.

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Vehicular homicide charge filed in Bedford County
Vehicular homicide charge filed in Bedford County

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.

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Man pulled over twice in one day by Murfreesboro Police taken to jail
Man pulled over twice in one day by Murfreesboro Police taken to jail

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.

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THP Setting up Checkpoint This Friday
THP Setting up Checkpoint This Friday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to hold a checkpoint this Friday (July 1,2016) in search of drunk drivers...

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Parking Lot MVA Leads to Arrest
Parking Lot MVA Leads to Arrest

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.

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Accident in Murfreesboro Ends with Motorist Following Suspect
Accident in Murfreesboro Ends with Motorist Following Suspect

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.

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Murfreesboro man faces 4th DUI Charge
Murfreesboro man faces 4th DUI Charge

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.

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Woman charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment and DUI 2 while infant in car
Woman charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment and DUI 2 while infant in car

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.

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DUI III After Accident in the area of Breckenridge Subdivision
DUI III After Accident in the area of Breckenridge Subdivision

A woman who struck a tree and a mailbox in the area of Breckenridge Subdivision in Murfreesboro was charged with DUI number three.

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Suspect Kicked Patrol Car Window After Arrest on DUI and Various Charges
Suspect Kicked Patrol Car Window After Arrest on DUI and Various Charges

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.

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DUI Number 2 and Driving on a Revoked License for the 4th Time
DUI Number 2 and Driving on a Revoked License for the 4th Time

The police report stated, "She admitted to consuming an entire bottle of vodka prior to driving."

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Flat Rock Road Man Charged with 6th DUI
Flat Rock Road Man Charged with 6th DUI

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.

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Murfreesboro man arrested after accident while children in car
Murfreesboro man arrested after accident while children in car

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.

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Seat Belt Checkpoint in Murfreesboro This Thursday
Seat Belt Checkpoint in Murfreesboro This Thursday

A Cinco De Mayo safety belt checkpoint has been planned for Murfreesboro this week.

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Murfreesboro man charged with DUI number 4
Murfreesboro man charged with DUI number 4

The arrest was made April 24, 2016 and Kano was later released on Tuesday (4/26/16) after posting a $10,500 bond.

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Man Charged with DUI Number 7 in Murfreesboro
Man Charged with DUI Number 7 in Murfreesboro

Police then observed the subject "stumble into a white vehicle and drive," according to a police report.

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Christiana Man Charged with 4th DUI After Car Vs. Ditch Incident
Christiana Man Charged with 4th DUI After Car Vs. Ditch Incident

43 Year old Michael John Edwards was arrested after police were dispatched to Ricks Barbecue on Warrior Drive in reference to an assault.

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Friday 4/15/16
Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Friday 4/15/16

A Sobriety Checkpoint will be conducted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on Friday (4/15/16)...

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One DUI Charge After Rutherford County Sheriff's Office DUI Checkpoint
One DUI Charge After Rutherford County Sheriff's Office DUI Checkpoint

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.

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Man Allegedly Led Smyrna Authorities on a Pursuit Tuesday Morning
Man Allegedly Led Smyrna Authorities on a Pursuit Tuesday Morning

Shawl was booked into the county jail just before 4 AM on Tuesday. He was charged with Evading Arrest...

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Staff at Siegel Elementary Reportedly Alarmed by Doctors Text Messages to Teacher
Staff at Siegel Elementary Reportedly Alarmed by Doctors Text Messages to Teacher

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.

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Alleged Prescription Drug Use Leads to 2 Crashes and DUI Charge
Alleged Prescription Drug Use Leads to 2 Crashes and DUI Charge

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.

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Unbridled Drive Man Asleep in Truck Faces Various Drug Charges
Unbridled Drive Man Asleep in Truck Faces Various Drug Charges

A 44-year old Unbridled Drive man faces various drug charges and DUI after being found by Murfreesboro Police asleep behind the wheel.

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More Arrests for DUI Cases in the News for Murfreesboro
More Arrests for DUI Cases in the News for Murfreesboro

Most recently, a 33 year old man was charged with DUI number three in Murfreesboro on Wednesday morning (2/24/16).

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Man Charged with DUI 6 after Wreck
Man Charged with DUI 6 after Wreck

A 30-year old Murfreesboro man was charged with DUI number 6 on Monday morning.

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Man accused of leaving the scene of an accident charged with DUI
Man accused of leaving the scene of an accident charged with DUI

A Murfreesboro man who received a DUI less than five months ago was re-arrested on his second DUI charge Sunday morning.

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Courts say NO to an Appeal to DUI Number 9 Case in Murfreesboro
Courts say NO to an Appeal to DUI Number 9 Case in Murfreesboro

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.

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Woman with small child in car charged with DUI in Murfreesboro
Woman with small child in car charged with DUI in Murfreesboro

In the back seat of the car, officers observed a small child walking around...

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Man arrested twice in one day on Thursday in Murfreesboro
Man arrested twice in one day on Thursday in Murfreesboro

Christopher Lett was first taken to jail at 4:30 in the morning on Thursday for a DUI charge.

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Murfreesboro man faces DUI number 3
Murfreesboro man faces DUI number 3

A 28 year old Murfreesboro man who has been convicted twice of DUI was pulled over for not having any taillights.

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Man arrested in Murfreesboro after three vehicle crash on Saturday
Man arrested in Murfreesboro after three vehicle crash on Saturday

The subject was easily located as police simply followed his foot prints in the snow.

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Domestic Violence and DUI #4 Charges Filed in Murfreesboro
Domestic Violence and DUI #4 Charges Filed in Murfreesboro

A Smyrna resident who got his 4th DUI charge on Wednesday (1/20/16) while driving in Murfreesboro will be in court this March.

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Man to face courts with his 4th DUI in Rutherford County
Man to face courts with his 4th DUI in Rutherford County

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.

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Traffic fatalities down and DUI arrests up in Rutherford County
Traffic fatalities down and DUI arrests up in Rutherford County

2015 saw fewer traffic fatalities in Rutherford County when compared to 2014.

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Man arrested on numerous warrants that include his 3rd DUI charge
Man arrested on numerous warrants that include his 3rd DUI charge

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.

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Reminder: Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday Night in Murfreesboro
Reminder: Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday Night in Murfreesboro

A sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro late Thursday night on New Year's Eve.

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro New Year's Eve
Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro 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.

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Shelbyville woman arrested 17 times for drunken driving
Shelbyville woman arrested 17 times for drunken driving

Police say Friday marked Hanson's 17th DUI arrest, when she hit another car head-on.

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Murfreesboro man charged with DUI 3
Murfreesboro man charged with DUI 3

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.

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SRO Jason Urban receives the MADD award
SRO Jason Urban receives the MADD award

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.

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Black Friday Madness: Man charged with DUI #2 after driving down the wrong side of S. Church St.
Black Friday Madness: Man charged with DUI #2 after driving down the wrong side of S. Church St.

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.

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Asleep in the drive through leads to a DUI #2 charge in Murfreesboro
Asleep in the drive through leads to a DUI #2 charge in Murfreesboro

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.

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DUI #4 and DOR #2 Charges Against Christiana Woman
DUI #4 and DOR #2 Charges Against Christiana Woman

A Christiana woman has been arrested on her fourth DUI charge and second charge of driving on a revoked license.

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Local Ambulance Stops Alleged Drunk Driver from Hurting Someone
Local Ambulance Stops Alleged Drunk Driver from Hurting Someone

The police report shows that Brandon Wayne Dies from Waynesboro, Tennessee actually stopped for the ambulance.

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Smyrna Man Faces DUI & Firearms Charges
Smyrna Man Faces DUI & Firearms Charges

A 22-year old Smyrna man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police after being found asleep in his car outside a bar.

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Trio Face Various Charges after Evading Police
Trio Face Various Charges after Evading Police

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.

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Man allegedly driving with trashcan stuck under SUV, charged with DUI
Man allegedly driving with trashcan stuck under SUV, charged with DUI

The man underwent a field sobriety test, which he was unable to do as instructed.

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Convict asks for an appeal in 9th DUI charge in Murfreesboro
Convict asks for an appeal in 9th DUI charge in Murfreesboro

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.

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Rockvale Man Arrested for
Rockvale Man Arrested for "Huffing and Driving"

A 35-year old Rockvale man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police after he allegedly was "huffing and driving."

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Flowers Court Man Charged with DUI #3
Flowers Court Man Charged with DUI #3

A 28-year old Flowers Court man was charged with his third DUI.

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Local man who had 8 DUI's is now helping others overcome addiction
Local man who had 8 DUI's is now helping others overcome addiction

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Christiana area
Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Christiana area

Another sobriety checkpoint has been planned for the Murfreesboro / Christiana area. The checkpoint will be on 231 South...

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Suspect allegedly admitted to shooting up Heroin prior to police arrival
Suspect allegedly admitted to shooting up Heroin prior to police arrival

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."

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DUI Number 4 charged against Murfreesboro man
DUI Number 4 charged against Murfreesboro man

Police ran a quick background check and realized he had three prior DUI convictions in Jefferson County, Knox County and Cannon County.

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Murfreesboro mother arrested for DUI with 4-year old in the car on Wednesday at 1:30 PM
Murfreesboro mother arrested for DUI with 4-year old in the car on Wednesday at 1:30 PM

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.

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Grange Place Man Arrested on 4th DUI; Bicyclist Hit
Grange Place Man Arrested on 4th DUI; Bicyclist Hit

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.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office to Sponsor DUI Checkpoint
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office to Sponsor DUI Checkpoint

Local motorists will be checked for drinking and driving during a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday

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DUI Charge Number 4 for Murfreesboro man
DUI Charge Number 4 for Murfreesboro man

In the past, Jones was convicted of DUI in Rutherford County in year 2000, 2002 and 2007.

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Rutherford County Man to face DUI Number 5 Charge in Court
Rutherford County Man to face DUI Number 5 Charge in Court

The local resident is facing his 5th DUI charge. The subject was also charged with "Driving with a suspended license."

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Smithville city administrator arrested on DUI charge
Smithville city administrator arrested on DUI charge

An off duty City of Smithville employee has been charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law.

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Readyville woman charged with DUI 4 in Murfreesboro
Readyville woman charged with DUI 4 in Murfreesboro

DUI Number Four is what a Readyville woman was charged with after being checked by an officer while parked on the Rutherford County Square.

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DUI #3 on Broad Street for a Murfreesboro man
DUI #3 on Broad Street for a Murfreesboro man

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.

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Man allegedly threatened to shoot officer in the face prior to being charged with DUI 3
Man allegedly threatened to shoot officer in the face prior to being charged with DUI 3

"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.

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Murfreesboro woman named Crystal Gail charged with DUI #4
Murfreesboro woman named Crystal Gail charged with DUI #4

Around 7:00 on Sunday night, a Murfreesboro woman was charged with her 4th DUI however, she was not driving.

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Woman allegedly hits car in front of her, victim then takes the keys from the suspect
Woman allegedly hits car in front of her, victim then takes the keys from the suspect

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...

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July 4th Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro is nearing
July 4th Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro is nearing

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning on a sobriety checkpoint after dark falls on the night of July 4th...

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Man charged with DUI #4 in Murfreesboro along with Domestic Assault
Man charged with DUI #4 in Murfreesboro along with Domestic Assault

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...

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Charlie Louvin, Jr. Arrested for DUI
Charlie Louvin, Jr. Arrested for DUI

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.

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Man charged with his 4th
Man charged with his 4th "Driving on Suspended License" charge and DUI in Murfreesboro

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...

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Smyrna Woman Charged with DUI & Drug Possession
Smyrna Woman Charged with DUI & Drug Possession

A 22-year old Smyrna woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on charges of DUI and possession of a schedule four drug.

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Sobriety Checkpoint on Broad Street at State Route 840 Friday night
Sobriety Checkpoint on Broad Street at State Route 840 Friday night

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.

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Man allegedly fled from police on foot after he was clocked at 67 mph in his car
Man allegedly fled from police on foot after he was clocked at 67 mph in his car

A man who was clocked driving 67 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone was arrested on DUI charges in Murfreesboro.

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LaVergne woman charged with DUI number 3 in Murfreesboro
LaVergne woman charged with DUI number 3 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.

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Man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro
Man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro

The previous DUI's were in Davidson County in 2006, Rutherford County in 2011 and the third was in Kentucky in 2012.

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Lascassas man charged with DUI #3
Lascassas man charged with DUI #3

DUI number three was charged against a Lascassas man by Murfreesboro Police.

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Urinating in the middle of the road at 6PM leads to DUI #2
Urinating in the middle of the road at 6PM leads to DUI #2

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.

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Murfreesboro man arrested on 2nd DUI charge in Franklin, TN
Murfreesboro man arrested on 2nd DUI charge in Franklin, TN

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.

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State Troopers to set up seat belt check point on Cinco de Mayo
State Troopers to set up seat belt check point on Cinco de Mayo

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.

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Man to face DUI #6 in Murfreesboro
Man to face DUI #6 in Murfreesboro

A Shelbyville man arrested on multiple occasions in Murfreesboro on DUI charges will face DUI number six in court later this month.

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Safety Belt and Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro
Safety Belt and Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to conduct a safety belt checkpoint this Friday (April 17, 2015) on Warrior Drive.

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Cannon County woman charged with DUI #3

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

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Mt. Juliet Woman Arrested in 'Boro on DUI #5
Mt. Juliet Woman Arrested in 'Boro on DUI #5

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.

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Murfreesboro woman to face DUI #4 charge in court
Murfreesboro woman to face DUI #4 charge in court

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.

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SECOND: Sobriety Checkpoint #2 in Rutherford County on Friday night
SECOND: Sobriety Checkpoint #2 in Rutherford County on Friday night

Sobriety checkpoint number two is on the calendar for Friday night in the Milton / Lascassas area.

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Murfreesboro Man allegedly threatened to kill members of Congress
Murfreesboro Man allegedly threatened to kill members of Congress

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."

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Man to face DUI number 5 in Rutherford County
Man to face DUI number 5 in Rutherford County

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.

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Operator of motorcycle charged with DUI two after wrecking
Operator of motorcycle charged with DUI two after wrecking

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.

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UPDATE: Local checkpoint to tackle DUI's and Seat Belt Violations on St. Patty's Day
UPDATE: Local checkpoint to tackle DUI's and Seat Belt Violations on St. Patty's Day

A "Safety Belt Checkpoint" has been scheduled for Tuesday the 17th in Rutherford County...

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Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI after minor Monday morning accident
Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI after minor Monday morning accident

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...

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Murfreesboro man charged with DUI #4
Murfreesboro man charged with DUI #4

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.

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Stay buckled in and don't drink and drive Friday the 13th
Stay buckled in and don't drink and drive Friday the 13th

A seat belt check point will take place on Broad Street Friday the 13th in Murfreesboro...

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Head on collision in Woodbury closes with one DUI arrest
Head on collision in Woodbury closes with one DUI arrest

A Cannon County man who left the scene of a property damage accident was arrested and now faces multiple charges.

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New computer software helps State Troopers figure out where DUI drivers will be
New computer software helps State Troopers figure out where DUI drivers will be

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.

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Mother charged with "Reckless Endangerment" and "DUI III" after being caught driving her child around

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.

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Nearly 70 Arrested Statewide THP DUI Enforcement
Nearly 70 Arrested Statewide THP DUI Enforcement

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.

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UPDATE: Sobriety checkpoint planned for New Year's Eve on NW Broad Street
UPDATE: Sobriety checkpoint planned for New Year's Eve on NW Broad Street

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...

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DUI Number 5 in Murfreesboro
DUI Number 5 in Murfreesboro

44-Year old Kevin Scott Hammond was pulled over on Broad Street Sunday morning in Murfreesboro by Murfreesboro Police.

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Suspect likely to spend Christmas behind bars after 4th DUI Charge in Murfreesboro - With kids
Suspect likely to spend Christmas behind bars after 4th DUI Charge in Murfreesboro - With kids

"Mr. Martin stated he was driving with his kids, a 4-year old and a 6-year old, heading to Kids Castle."

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LaVegne Police receive DUI related award
LaVegne Police receive DUI related award

The Governor's Highway Safety Office, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, recognized nearly two hundred officers...

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MORE Law Enforcement Checkpoints in Rutherford County
MORE Law Enforcement Checkpoints in Rutherford County

More police checkpoints will be conducted in Rutherford County over the next couple of weeks.

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Press Conference over
Press Conference over "Booze It and Lose It" Campaign

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...

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Man charged with DUI Number 5 in Murfreesboro
Man charged with DUI Number 5 in Murfreesboro

A charge of "DUI Number 5" was filed against a Shelbyville man who was caught driving allegedly while intoxicated in Murfreesboro.

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MORE Sobriety Checkpoints nearing for Rutherford County
MORE Sobriety Checkpoints nearing for Rutherford County

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.

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Woman charged with DUI #4 in Murfreesboro
Woman charged with DUI #4 in Murfreesboro

A 32-year old woman in Murfreesboro has received DUI number four.

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231 South (S. Church St.) DUI Checkpoint this Friday
231 South (S. Church St.) DUI Checkpoint this Friday

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.

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5th offense for Driving on a Revoked License
5th offense for Driving on a Revoked License

31-Year old Vasquez had a revoked license due to a past DUI.

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Arnette Street Man Charged with 3rd DUI After Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Arnette Street Man Charged with 3rd DUI After Leaving the Scene of an Accident

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.

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MTSU Asst. Softball Coach Arrested on DUI Charges
MTSU Asst. Softball Coach Arrested on DUI Charges

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.

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New checkpoints to take place on Highway 231 South at Volunteer Road
New checkpoints to take place on Highway 231 South at Volunteer Road

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...

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Governor's Highway Safety Office dishes out grants to prevent drunk driving and more
Governor's Highway Safety Office dishes out grants to prevent drunk driving and more

The Rutherford County area received over $700,000 from the Governor's Highway Safety Office.

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Man charged with DUI Number 6 in Murfreesboro
Man charged with DUI Number 6 in Murfreesboro

A Shelbyville resident has been charged with DUI number 6. You may recall the name Steven Medley from past news stories on WGNS.

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Man charged with DUI 3 after being found passed out in car
Man charged with DUI 3 after being found passed out in car

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint TONIGHT (Friday, 9/19/14) in Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint TONIGHT (Friday, 9/19/14) in Murfreesboro

A sobriety checkpoint will take place tonight in Murfreesboro on Broad Street...

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Christiana woman charged with DUI number 4
Christiana woman charged with DUI number 4

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.

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Drivers License Checkpoint planned this Friday
Drivers License Checkpoint planned this Friday

A drivers license checkpoint will take place next Friday (9/12/14) in Rockvale...

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No Refusal DUI enforcement campaign in Rutherford County and beyond this weekend
No Refusal DUI enforcement campaign in Rutherford County and beyond this weekend

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.

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Man with 2-year old in SUV charged with DUI around 4PM Monday
Man with 2-year old in SUV charged with DUI around 4PM Monday

Police called the Department of Children Services and awaited for their arrival, but they never showed up.

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Sloan Street Woman Charged with 3rd DUI
Sloan Street Woman Charged with 3rd DUI

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.

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Coolidge Court Woman Charged with 3rd DUI
Coolidge Court Woman Charged with 3rd DUI

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.

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Man charged for 5th time with
Man charged for 5th time with "Driving on a Revoked License" and DUI after minor accident

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.

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Local man charged with 4th DUI and allegedly asked police to
Local man charged with 4th DUI and allegedly asked police to "Help him out"

Officer O'Rourke also filed in a report that Fox almost struck another motorist while driving down Bradyville Pike.

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Woman arrested on 3rd DUI after allegedly driving the wrong way around the square
Woman arrested on 3rd DUI after allegedly driving the wrong way around the square

A 23-year old woman caught driving down a one way street on the Rutherford County square was arrested over the weekend.

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UPDATE: Man to face 4th DUI in court - Discussion date next week
UPDATE: Man to face 4th DUI in court - Discussion date next week

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...

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Man charged with 3rd DUI after Murfreesboro accident
Man charged with 3rd DUI after Murfreesboro accident

A Murfreesboro man who has been charged with DUI twice before has been rearrested after a fender bender, according to police. 

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Another
Another "Leaving the Scene of an Accident" case where the suspect was charged with DUI#3

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.

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Woman runs into curb, charged with reckless endangerment and 2nd DUI - Child in car with her
Woman runs into curb, charged with reckless endangerment and 2nd DUI - Child in car with her

When Officer Payne showed up, a Good Samaritan was on the scene changing the flat tire for the suspect.

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Man accused of driving the wrong way on Old Fort Parkway Thursday
Man accused of driving the wrong way on Old Fort Parkway Thursday

Police observed a vehicle with Ohio tags driving down the wrong lane of traffic on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro on Thursday morning. 

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Man charged with 4th DUI on Thursday - Lied to police about true identity
Man charged with 4th DUI on Thursday - Lied to police about true identity

DUI number four is what one 28-year old Murfreesboro man was charged with after he was pulled over on Memorial Boulevard.

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Rutherford and Bedford Counties designated as
Rutherford and Bedford Counties designated as "NO REFUSAL" Counties for law enforcement 4th of July Period

“No Refusal” permits law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

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More people on the road this 4th of July = more possible drunk drivers
More people on the road this 4th of July = more possible drunk 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.

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Man to face DUI #6 in Rutherford County this week
Man to face DUI #6 in Rutherford County this week

DUI Number SIX is one of several charges a resident will face in court this week.

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A Sobriety Checkpoint will be held in Murfreesboro on the famous Bonnaroo Weekend...
A Sobriety Checkpoint will be held in Murfreesboro on the famous Bonnaroo Weekend...

A sobriety checkpoint will take place Friday on South Rutherford Boulevard…

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Man to face 5th DUI Charge in Rutherford County next month
Man to face 5th DUI Charge in Rutherford County next month

A man by the name of Anthony Ray Sabala will face his 5th DUI charge in court on July 23, 2014.

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UPDATE: Suspect in Vehicular Homicide Case on Medical Center Parkway to serve 90-Days of Jail Time
UPDATE: Suspect in Vehicular Homicide Case on Medical Center Parkway to serve 90-Days of Jail Time

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.

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If you drink too much, don't drive - you and your car can get a FREE SOBER RIDE home
If you drink too much, don't drive - you and your car can get a FREE SOBER RIDE home

Had too much to drink this Memorial Day weekend? AAA will give you and your car a free ride home.

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Local bartender charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro, according to MPD
Local bartender charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro, according to MPD

A 26-year old Murfreesboro woman was charged for the 4th time with DUI on Thursday morning.

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Sobriety checkpoint in LaVergne and Seat Belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Saturday
Sobriety checkpoint in LaVergne and Seat Belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Saturday

A sobriety checkpoint will take place in LaVergne this Saturday and a seat belt checkpoint will occur in Murfreesboro on Saturday as well.

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Man with child in car charged with DUI and
Man with child in car charged with DUI and "Driving on Suspended for 11th time"

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.

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Wilson County man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro
Wilson County man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro

Records show that he actually had three prior DUI convictions in Rutherford and Davidson Counties.

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Man to Face DUI #8 in Rutherford County
Man to Face DUI #8 in Rutherford County

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.

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Woman charged with 8th "Driving on Suspended" Charge, Other woman charged with 4th DUI

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.

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UPDATE on High Speed Chase that occurred this past Friday, ending in Coffee County
UPDATE on High Speed Chase that occurred this past Friday, ending in Coffee County

A high speed chase that began in Rutherford County ended in Coffee County on Friday. 

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Madison Ave. Man Charged with 4th DUI
Madison Ave. Man Charged with 4th DUI

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.

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RuCo Bus Driver Charged with DUI
RuCo Bus Driver Charged with DUI

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.

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UPDATE on Rutherford County Schools Bus Driver being charged with DUI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident
UPDATE on Rutherford County Schools Bus Driver being charged with DUI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident

After the accident, the woman told police that Layne continually asked to give her cash and advised her that he was a bus driver. 

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Police Cracking Down On St. Patty's DUI's!
Police Cracking Down On St. Patty's DUI's!

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.

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Woman allegedly caught with children in car when charged with DUI 4 at 3PM on Friday
Woman allegedly caught with children in car when charged with DUI 4 at 3PM on Friday

A Murfreesboro woman was charged with her 4th DUI and her 3rd Driving on a Revoked License Charge. 

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Another Sobriety Checkpoint Announced in Rutherford County
Another Sobriety Checkpoint Announced in Rutherford County

Another sobriety checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County. The next checkpoint date and location have been set…

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DUI Number 9 Case - No Re-trial Granted in Rutherford County

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. 

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Car Stopped with No Rear Passenger Side Wheel on S. Church St?
Car Stopped with No Rear Passenger Side Wheel on S. Church St?

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.”

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DUI Charge Number Four, Driving on a Revoked License Charge Number 2

A Christiana man has been arrested on a charge of DUI Number 4. Ronald Patterson was pulled over by a police...

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9th Charge of "Driving on a Revoked License"

For the 9th time, a Murfreesboro man has been arrested on a charge of “Driving on a Revoked License.”

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Simple Police Stop Leads to Three Arrests in Murfreesboro
Simple Police Stop Leads to Three Arrests in Murfreesboro

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

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DUI Checkpoints in Rutherford County, Two Planned for Super Bowl Weekend
DUI Checkpoints in Rutherford County, Two Planned for Super Bowl Weekend

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…

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Suspect to Soon File Plea in 4th DUI Charge
A man charged with his 4th DUI will soon file a plea in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
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Uh-Oh: DUI Charge Number 8 in Nearby Cannon County
Uh-Oh: DUI Charge Number 8 in Nearby Cannon County
A man in Woodbury has been charged for the 8th time with DUI and also with "Driving on a Revoked License" for the 10th time... but this is not the first case of such an issue in this area. 
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Murfreesboro Man is Only 29 and Faces His 4th DUI Charge
Murfreesboro Man is Only 29 and Faces His 4th DUI Charge
For the 4th time, a Murfreesboro man has been charged with DUI. 2The suspect was found to be slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle in the parking lot
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UPDATE: Sobriety Checkpoint in LaVergne on Saturday Night
UPDATE: Sobriety Checkpoint in LaVergne on Saturday Night
Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints on Saturday December 21st 2013.
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UPDATE: Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy who was in YouTube Video, A.J. Ross,  is Deputy of the Year
UPDATE: Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy who was in YouTube Video, A.J. Ross, is Deputy of the Year
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office Friday. Ross is the deputy that gained national recognition in a YouTube video during a sobriety checkpoint earlier this year. 
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Woman Charged with DUI after Allegedly Driving to Gas Station with Children
Woman Charged with DUI after Allegedly Driving to Gas Station with Children
According to the report, it would appear that police did not observe Weeks driving the vehicle prior to her arrest.
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Press Conference on Massive Drinking and Driving Campaign
Press Conference on Massive Drinking and Driving Campaign
Several hours after the press conference, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will set up a drivers license checkpoint on Highway 99 in Rutherford County.
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Rutherford County Libertarians are Speaking Out Against DUI Checkpoints / Roadblocks
Rutherford County Libertarians are Speaking Out Against DUI Checkpoints / Roadblocks
The Rutherford County Libertarians are against the idea of DUI / Drivers License Roadblock Enforcement activity, suggesting that the checkpoints are an infringement of your rights. 
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Murfreesboro Police Adding New Measures for Motorist
Murfreesboro Police Adding New Measures for Motorist
In response to the national statistics, as well as local traffic concerns, the Murfreesboro Police Department is adding to its comprehensive approach to creating safer roadways for motorists and pedestrians with the launch a new program aimed to reduce incidents of aggressive driving, road rage, traffic crashes, as well as serious injury and fatal crashes.   
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LaVergne Hosting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Black Friday
LaVergne Hosting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Black Friday
The LaVergne P-D will have a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday between the hours of 10PM and 11:30PM. A second checkpoint will be between 12:30AM and 2AM on Saturday morning.
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Suspect Charged for 10th Time with "Driving on a Revoked License" in Murfreesboro
Crutcher will face the charge of “Driving on a Revoked License" charge for the 10th time and a charge for failing to appear in court for a previous case.
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Suspect Charged for 6th Time With
Suspect Charged for 6th Time With "Driving on Revoked," The Car That Was Not Registered Was Released to a Friend
We have reported on past arrests involving motorist who have received six DUI’s or more. We have also reported on residents who have had ten or more “Driving on a Revoked” License charges.
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Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Says Tennessee is 19th State to Require Interlocking Device on Cars for DUI Offenders
In 2013, Representative Shipley and Senator Beavers authored H 353 and S 670 making Tennessee the nineteenth state to require ignition interlocks for six months all convicted drunk drivers who obtain restricted driving privileges during a license suspension.
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DUI Number 4 - Suspect Stopped for License Plate Light Violation
DUI Number 4 - Suspect Stopped for License Plate Light Violation
The 56-year old was stopped on Middle Tennessee Boulevard for a problem with the light over his license plate. 
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Man Allegedly Hits Another Vehicle and later Flees Scene, According to Police in Murfreesboro
A man who told police he was a teacher at “Old Fort Park” has been arrested and charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, according to an arrest report.
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Tow Truck Driver Allegedly Gave DUI Suspect Information that Led to Destruction of Evidence
A tow truck driver is under arrest after he allegedly gave the driver of a car arrested on a second DUI charge “Sensitive Information,” according to an arrest report. 
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Woman Charged with DUI in School Parking Lot 45-Minutes After School Bell Rang
Woman Charged with DUI in School Parking Lot 45-Minutes After School Bell Rang
45-Minutes after school was over on Monday, a Murfreesboro woman was charged with DUI in a county school parking lot.
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DUI Number 5 Case Headed to Court at End of Month for Plea
We routinely report news stories involving persons arrested on their 3rd and even 4th DUI. On occasion, we come across cases involving a charge of DUI number 5, as such with this story.  
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DUI #3, Driving on Revoke #2
DUI #3, Driving on Revoke #2
A Murfreesboro man has been charged with his third DUI and second driving on a revoked license after a hit and run accident Tuesday. 
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Another Sobriety Checkpoint Nearing for Rutherford County Drivers
Another Sobriety Checkpoint Nearing for Rutherford County Drivers

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.

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Local Nurse Charged with DUI, Allegedly Admits to Prescription Drug Use
Local Nurse Charged with DUI, Allegedly Admits to Prescription Drug Use
“While talking to Mrs. Schott-Morton, she stated that at approximately 6am, prior to leaving MTMC where she worked, she had taken both a Lyrica and a Lortab.”
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DUI Case Stands After Defendant Questioned Original Trial Decision
DUI Case Stands After Defendant Questioned Original Trial Decision
Upon the officer walking to the car after making the stop, Pitts allegedly smelled like alcohol, according to Officer Higgins who initiated the traffic stop.
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DUI Number Three is What One Man Faces
DUI Number Three is What One Man Faces
The cup that the man threw to the floorboard reportedly contained beer. When asked to recite the alphabet starting with the letter “C,” the arrest report shows the man stated, “C-X-Y” instead of “C-D-E…”
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DUI Number 5 - Uh Oh?
DUI Number 5 - Uh Oh?
The charge of DUI number five has been levied against a local resident by the name of Burnice Beach.
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Highway Patrol and Murfreesboro Police On Search for Drunk Drivers
Highway Patrol and Murfreesboro Police On Search for Drunk Drivers
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “By joining this national effort we will make Murfreesboro roadways safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period."
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Man Charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro
During a search of Elmore’s vehicle, officers say they found 28 Xanax pills with someone else’s name on the bottle. 
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VIDEO: Interview Series with Local Homeless Residents Continue in this Sobering Conversation
VIDEO: Interview Series with Local Homeless Residents Continue in this Sobering Conversation
Our homeless interview series continues to dive into the problems that these residents are facing.
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To Drive, You Must First Blow - If You Have Been Convicted of a DUI in Tennessee

THP expects the new law to help law enforcement crack down on drunk driving like similar laws have in other states.

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Man Arrested for 5th Time on DUI Charge in Rutherford County - Returns as Welcome Visitor to Local Jail

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. 

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INCREASED DUI Enforcement Starts at 10:30 Wednesday Night in Rutherford County
INCREASED DUI Enforcement Starts at 10:30 Wednesday Night in Rutherford County

10:30 in the evening is when the sobriety checkpoint will start in Murfreesboro on Wednesday night, July 3rd…

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AAA Offering a FREE RIDE HOME to Drunks on 4th of July

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. 

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UPDATE: FOUR More Suspects to Face 4th DUI Charge in Court in Rutherford County
WGNS discovered that two more persons will soon face the courts in regards to a 4th DUI charge.
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DUI Arrest: Federal Marshal Actually TSA Civilian Employee
A follow up on the reported federal marshal arrested in Murfreesboro on various driving under the influence charges. Murfreesboro Police Major Clyde Adkison tells WGNS News 64-year old William Roper is employed with the T.S.A. Office of Law Enforcement.
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Man Charged with DUI Number 6 After Allegedly Peeling Out
Apparently he caught the eye of police after he was accused of laying some rubber down and spinning his tires.
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CONFUSING: Is it A Charge of DUI Number 3, Even Though Suspect May Have Previously Been Charged With 3-DUI's?
The official charge is DUI number 3, but when it hits the courtroom it may be looked upon by the judge as a 4th DUI.
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Time to Face DUI Charge Number Four in Rutherford County Courtroom
A Bell Buckle man will face his 4th DUI in a Rutherford County courtroom on Tuesday. Robert Fathera will appear before the Honorable Judge Bragg to face the charge.
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Highway Patrol to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in the Near Future...
As counter intuitive as it may seem, Law enforcement agencies are required to disclose the location of sobriety checkpoints before they occur.
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Suspect to face 6th DUI charge in Rutherford County Courtroom
60-Year old Charles Martin of Murfreesboro is facing his 6th DUI charge in court this month. According to Circuit Court arraignment documents, Martin will also face a charge for driving on a revoked license.

 
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Man charged with 6th DUI to face courts for plea date next week
A Nashville man arrested in Rutherford County on the charge of his 6th DUI will appear in Circuit Court next week on March 27th. 
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Smyrna Police Checkpoint
The Smyrna Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints on Thursday night. This is part of the continuing enforcement effort of Smyrna Police Department...
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
About 4,600 bills are presented every two years in the Tennessee General Assembly. Local State Senator Bill Ketron told us that lawmakers will be limited on what they can file during this session…
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Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
At the Murfreesboro store, the individual left the store with a $400 nail gun that he ended up paying $.57-cents for. It is suspected that the same man has pulled a similar scam at other Home Depot stores.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
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Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
The clinic in Nashville that was one of the two victims in this case will have to report the suspect to the Metro Police Department, which means charges, may be filed in both jurisdictions. A copy of the forged MRI, which likely belongs to another patient, has been seized by police in Murfreesboro as evidence.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
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Wednesday morning fire at Regal Inn on South Church St. being investigated
Upon arrival, the crews discovered heavy smoke coming from Room 410. The fire was extinguished quickly. Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. So far, the cause of the fire has not been released.
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UPDATE: Message left on mirror in hotel room where fire took place on Wednesday morning
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
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Tennessee Unemployment is Down
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
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Unemployment 5.3% In Rutherford County
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
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Murfreesboro Man Charged with 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
MPD Officer Primas wrote in an arrest report, “Upon my approach of the vehicle, I detected the smell of burnt marijuana along with a smell of unburned marijuana.” A very small amount of marijuana was discovered on Irish and he was charged with possession of a schedule six drug..
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Anonymous Tip Leads to Three Arrest
After Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle this past weekend, they arrested two men and a woman on drug and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
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UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
On January 11th  at approximately 2:50 PM an Asian or light skinned black male entered the GNC store located at 801 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna and allegedly made an eight dollar purchase that he paid for with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. He left the store and returned within a couple of minutes and got change for another $50.00 bill which was also counterfeit.
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Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS the suspect went into the Game Stop and Dress Barn in the same shopping center and attempted to get change but, was unsuccessful at those locations.
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LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
With a search warrant in hand, the Narcotics/Vice Unit and SWAT Team of the La Vergne Police Department confirmed a grow operation on January 18 at 334 Sarna Drive. Police entered the home and seized seven pounds of marijuana and 15 harvested plants.
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Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance
Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance

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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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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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.
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Woman Charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro
A 46-year old College Grove woman has been arrested and charged for the 4th time with DUI. Tina Marie Dedmon was pulled over in Murfreesboro for following the car in front of her too closely. The traffic stop occurred on Old Fort Parkway at 4 in the morning on Saturday.
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