|A Murfreesboro man who had a loaded gun in his car is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday when police pulled him over for speeding on Old Fort Parkway.
Daniel J. Lee, 30, has been charged with a DUI first offense, violation of the implied consent law, and possession of a weapon while intoxicated, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
“I observed a vehicle on Old Fort Parkway going 52 mph in a 40 mph speed zone,” Sgt. Allen Cox reported, “and the driver crossed over the right side fog line twice.”
Upon making contact with him, Cox reported Lee appeared to be intoxicated, at which point he was asked to step out of the vehicle an perform field sobriety tests.
“As Lee walked back to my patrol car, he was unsteady on his feet,” Cox reported. “During the one-legged stand, Lee was unable to keep his feet raised for more than 6 seconds before he would have to drop his feet and regain his balance … and could not walk heel to toe.”
Once Lee was placed into custody, Cox conducted a routine search of the vehicle and found a loaded Smith and Wesson 0.380 between the driver seat and the center console.
When Lee was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, he refused to give blood, as required by law. He was then charged accordingly and held on a $3,500 bond. A preliminary hearing on all the charges has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 29, in General Sessions Court.