A man who was clocked driving 67 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone was arrested on DUI charges in Murfreesboro. Suspect Frank Mineo was eventually stopped by police just before 7:00, Tuesday morning. Police clocked Mineo on Lascassas Pike.
Lt. Don Fanning reported that when the police emergency lights were activated, the culprit abruptly turned into the first driveway he came to, which was Pet Safari Resort. Seconds later, the driver fled his 2006 Mercedes and hid behind a nearby van. The report further showed that Mineo also tried to enter a locked gate.
Lt. Fanning wrote in his report, "The subject was not wearing any shoes and his appearance was disheveled [untidy]. His face was red and his eyes were bloodshot. I also noticed that he was bleeding from his right hand and had blood on his clothing."
During questioning, Mineo suggested he had a past drug addiction and was taking Suboxone daily. Police then located an empty bottle of Suboxone in the car. Suboxone is a schedule three drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. The drug is also used to treat opiate addiction. The Lt. wrote, "I determined that he was operating his motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance."
Once in custody, Lt. Fanning checked the status of the subjects' driver's license and found him to be unlicensed, which led to the charge of "Driving without a license." The 56-year old was also charged with evading, DUI and violating of the implied consent law.
Mineo will appear in court on July 21,2015.
MPD Arrest Report #15-9814