|A Murfreesboro man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after allegedly driving around first responders who had just arrived at the scene of an injury crash on Saint Andrews Drive.
David Noblin, 66, has been charged with a DUI second offense and failure to move over for emergency vehicles, according to a Murfreesboro Police arrest report.
“I was working a personal injury crash when a vehicle drove around a patrol unit, which was angled in the roadway (with) the emergency lights on,” Officer Kenneth White reported. “The vehicle also pulled around a first responder fire truck that was sitting in the middle of the roadway, due to them assisting with the crash.”
White reported he then pulled Noblin over on foot and spoke to him. Upon speaking to Noblin, he had an obvious odor of an intoxicant coming from his person, glassy bloodshot eyes, and he spoke with a slurred speech.
“Noblin also smelled as if he had urinated on himself,” he reported, adding at that point, Noblin was asked to exit the vehicle to conduct field sobriety tests.
However, Noblin reportedly refused to cooperate and wanted to argue, at which point White took him into custody.
Noblin, who in February 2010 was convicted of a DUI in Moore County, was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on a $2,250 bond. He is scheduled to appear June 21 in General Sessions Court.