Johnny B. Brooks, of Nashville, has been charged with a sixth DUI offense, which is a felony, as well as a second offense of driving on a revoked driver’s license and being a habitual offender in the state of Tennessee.
Brooks was arrested just before 11 p.m. after allegedly causing an officer to almost wreck when he turned onto South Rutherford Boulevard in front of Wal-Mart, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
“I conducted a traffic stop at 2967 S. Rutherford Blvd. after a vehicle pulled out from the secondary Wal-Mart entrance directly in front of me, requiring me to slow down rapidly to avoid a collision,” Officer James Thomas reported.
After making contact with him to discuss the incident, Thomas reported Brooks appeared to be intoxicated. As such, Brooks was asked to perform field sobriety tests.
“Brooks was unable to perform the tasks as instructed,” Thomas reported. “At one point, Brooks braced himself on his vehicle during the one leg stand to avoid falling.”
Thomas then took him into custody, at which point Brooks “subsequently admitted that he had consumed alcohol prior to our encounter.”
A routine records and warrants check revealed that his driver’s license is revoked and he has been labeled an habitual offender due to being convicted of five DUIs during the past 10 years in Davidson and Madison counties, according to the arrest report.
His arrest comes less than three years after being convicted of a fifth DUI offense in Davidson County.
Due to his previous convictions, Brooks was held on a $24,000 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in the case Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.