A 22-year-old man who was stopped by Murfreesboro police on North Walnut Street and arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Saturday is facing multiple charges, including possession of cocaine.
Tazz White, who lives in Lebanon, was arrested just before 3 a.m. near the intersection of Lytle Street in Murfreesboro.
In addition to allegations that he was intoxicated, White is accused of having a “small plastic bag containing a white powdery substance” inside the center console of his car, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report filed by Officer Jacob Fountain.
Initially, Fountain reported that he pulled over White in reference to a light law violation.
While questioning White, however, Fountain said he “observed him to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and had an odor of an intoxicant about his person that followed him as he exited the vehicle.”
“He agreed to perform field sobriety tests, but he was unable to do them as demonstrated or explained,” Fountain said, adding White was taken into custody because he “was clearly too impaired to operate a motor vehicle.”
During a routine search of the car, police reportedly found the substance. A field test concluded the powdery substance was cocaine, which White adamantly denied belonged to him.
White was then transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a Schedule II substance, and violation of the implied consent law.
He has been released on a $2,250 bond.
A preliminary hearing on the charges has not yet been scheduled in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.