Published: December 20, 2012
A 23-year-old woman who has been convicted of two previous offenses was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday after police received a tip of a drunk driver traveling down Journey Drive.
Kynsey M. Davis, who is unemployed, was arrested just before 10 p.m. near the 1300 block of Journey Drive. She has since been charged with a third DUI offense in connection with the incident, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
“I responded to 1325 Journey Drive in reference to an intoxicated female,” Officer Jonathan Brown reported in a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report. “Prior to my arrival, dispatch notified me that the female entered a Dodge Caliber with a (Tennessee) license plate … and that the female was turning with no headlights on.”
When Brown drove up to the area, he spotted a vehicle matching the description that the caller gave to dispatchers and made contact with Davis.
“Davis had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, a strong smell of an intoxicant emitting from her person, and was unsteady on her feet,” Brown reported, adding he then asked her to get out of the car to perform field sobriety tests.
When it became clear that Davis was unable to perform the tasks as demonstrated, Brown reported that he took her into custody. She was then transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where she was charged accordingly.
A preliminary hearing in the case has been scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.
If convicted, Davis faces at least $1,100 in fines and nearly a year in jail. Under current Tennessee law, she could also lose her driver’s license for up 10 years.