|A Murfreesboro man was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence when he allegedly crashed one of his roommate’s cars on Violet Court as he was leaving to get more beer – less than six months after being convicted of two DUI offenses.
Brian W. Robertson, 21, has been charged with a DUI third offense, driving on a suspended license, and violation of the interlock device law, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
“He stated that at about 3 a.m., he took his roommate’s vehicle without permission and attempted to go to the store to buy more beer,” Officer Christopher Wilkerson reported. “As he backed out of the driveway, he attempted to pull between two cars. But, the gap was too small, causing damage to all three vehicles.”
Robertson then proceeded to drive to the store but was refused service, so he returned home. When his roommates woke up a few hours later, they discovered their cars had been damaged and called police.
When Robertson reportedly refused to attempt field sobriety tests, he was taken into custody, at which point officers learned his license was suspended after being convicted in Rutherford County of two DUIs in January.
“Once at the jail, it was found that Robertson had been ordered to have an interlock device in his car,” Wilkerson reported. “However, the vehicle he drove had no such device.”
Robertson was then booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on a $12,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear Tuesday, July 10, in General Sessions Court.