A 30-year-old Murfreesboro man whose driver’s license is revoked was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk early Sunday after police spotted him stopped in the middle of North Rutherford Boulevard for no apparent reason.
Stephen C. Neely, who has already been convicted of driving under the influence once, has been charged with a second DUI offense and driving on a revoked license in connection with the incident, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report
“At 2:44 a.m., I conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle after observing it stop in the middle of the intersection at North Rutherford Boulevard and Lascassas Pike,” Officer Daniel Love reported. “I made contact with the driver and noticed his slurred speech.”
As Love was trying to figure out the reason behind his actions, Neely abruptly admitted that he was “f***ing drunk,” according to the report.
“I asked him out how much alcohol he had consumed, to which he stated, ‘a lot,’” Love reported, adding Neely initially agreed to conduct field sobriety tests, but after the third task, he did not want to continue.
“Neely had glass eyes, slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet,” he reported, “and had the odor of an intoxicant coming from his person. Due to this evidence, Neely was placed under arrest.”
After being placed into custody, Neely was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged accordingly.
He has since been released on a $2,500 bond.
A hearing has since been scheduled for Monday, April 15, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.