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.
In this case, 29-year old Bryan C. Ellington was driving on a suspended license… for the 11th time. Police say when they approached his vehicle, they could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage. The arrest report shows that Ellington was asked to perform a standardized field sobriety test, which he failed to pass. As a result, he was charged with DUI. In addition to the "Driving under the influence" charge, he was also charged for driving on a Suspended License for the 11th time, as previously stated.
At the time of the traffic stop, Ellington had a 10-year old relative in the car with him. The child’s mother, who lives in Nashville, drove to Murfreesboro to pick the boy up. The Department of Children Services was notified.
We confirmed that Ellington was also wanted on charges in Wilson County and he had an outstanding warrant in Rutherford County as well. The California man will have to stick around Murfreesboro just a little while longer, he is due in court this July.
MPD Arrest Report #14-8937
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office