A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday night after he allegedly bulldozed through several mailboxes and cars before coming to a halt in the 100 block of East Northfield Boulevard.
No one was seriously injured when William A. Cheshire allegedly crashed near the intersection of East Northfield Boulevard and Memorial Boulevard, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report filed by Officer Brandon Brown.
Brown reported that officers and emergency medical personnel were called to the area just before 9:30 p.m. to reports of a one-person injury crash after residents who live in the area were startled by the noise.
“Mr. Cheshire had crashed into several objects, including mailboxes, vehicles and utility poles, before coming to a rest in the yard at 127 E. Northfield Blvd.,” Brown said in the report.
During the initial investigation, Brown reported that Cheshire appeared to be intoxicated, noting the Murfreesboro resident “had slurred speech” and was “unsteady on his feet” as he exited from the damaged vehicle.
When asked about his demeanor and whether he needed medical treatment, Cheshire reportedly “admitted to consuming two Long Island ice teas” and refused to go to the hospital to be checked out by doctors.
Therefore, Brown said, Cheshire was taken into custody and transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged accordingly. He has since been released from jail on a $1,500 bond.
Cheshire is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Rutherford County General Sessions Court later this year.