A simple expired tag landed three people behind bars on Valentines Morning. When Murfreesboro Police pulled Jennifer C. Hernandez over, they noticed her eyes were bloodshot and her speech was “somewhat slurred and she seemed to be lethargic,” according to the arrest report. Police also say there were 5-kids in the car with her and two other adults. Hernandez was asked to perform a field sobriety test and she failed. The 31-year old woman was charged with DUI #1, Driving on a Revoked License for the 4th time and simple possession of a schedule four drug. The report shows that she reportedly had a pill in her person that was not prescribed to her.
Officers then turned their attention to the two other adults in the vehicle that was stopped on Old Fort Parkway. Police confirmed that three of the children in the car belonged to the other adults on hand. Those other adults, Brittany P. Ethridge and Jorge A. Herrera, were said to be the registered owners of the vehicle. Each of the two were charged with DUI by Allowing. Herrera was also booked on three charges of “Simple Possession of a Schedule two, three, and four drug.” A bond was not set for Herrera because an “ICE Detainer” was placed against his name.
As far as the children go, the Department of Children Services were notified and responded to the scene. All three adults will face the courts on April 17, 2014.
What is an ICE Detainer:
You have likely heard on past WGNS news stories, an ICE detainer is a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “detainer.” An immigration detainer is a notice that the Department of Homeland Security issues to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to inform them that the immigration enforcement agency intends to assume custody of an individual that is currently in local law enforcement’s custody.
According to the immigration enforcement service, detainers are critical for ICE to be able to identify and ultimately remove criminal aliens who are currently in federal, state or local custody.
MPD Arrest Report #14-2829 A, B, C
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement