Coffee Co. Deputy Charged with DUI and Possession of Handgun While Under the Influence

Feb 24, 2023 at 06:39 pm by WGNS News

Manchester, TN - On Thursday, a Coffee County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested on a DUI charge. The arrest came after coworkers reported that Deputy Eric Nunley appeared to be acting as if he were under the influence.         

Administrators contacted Nunley and say they noticed a smell of intoxication on his person. Staff then questioned Nunley about their suspicions and requested he submit to a field sobriety test, breath alcohol test and blood withdrawal to measure blood alcohol content. 


The Coffee County Sheriff's Office reported that Nunley had a blood alcohol level that was over the legal limit. Nunley was immediately taken into custody and charged with DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence. His blood sample was submitted to the TBI. Partner station WMSR further reported that Nunley was terminated.

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