|A 35-year-old man who was arrested Friday morning near the entrance of Old Fort Park could face up to one year in jail and $15,000 in fines if convicted of driving under the influence for the fourth time.
Antoine L. Hicks has been charged with a fourth DUI offense, which is a Class E felony, as well as a third offense of driving on a revoke license, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
He could also face an additional year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines if convicted of the latter charge.
Hicks was arrested just after 7 a.m. near the intersection of New Salem Highway and Old Fort Parkway after Officer Andrew Messick pulled him over for allegedly driving more than 15 miles per hour over the speed limit, according to the report.
“I observed a red vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed,” Messick reported. “My visual observation was confirmed by my radar unit, 59 mph in a 40-mph zone, and therefore, I initiated a traffic stop.”
Messick reported Hicks, who he described as having blood shot eyes, admitted to not having a valid license and driving while impaired.
“Hicks subsequently advised that he had alcohol in his vehicle and that he had consumed alcohol,” Messick reported.
“Upon having him exit the vehicle, I smelled alcohol about his person and observed a cup containing alcohol in the console.”
An empty bottle of liquor was also found underneath the driver’s seat, Messick reported.
After Hicks failed to perform field sobriety tests as demonstrated, he was placed into custody and transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged accordingly.
A preliminary hearing on the charges has since been scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.