Published: December 13, 2012
A 26-year-old woman who was arrested Saturday has been charged with driving under the influence after police allegedly caught her heading in the wrong direction around the Square in downtown Murfreesboro.
Officer Kenneth White arrested Tahilia L. Castellon on suspicion of driving drunk soon after Officer Ricky Haley reportedly watched her turn in the opposite direction of traffic as she was leaving a nearby club just before 3 a.m.
“I assisted Haley on a traffic stop that he conducted on a vehicle for traveling the wrong way,” White reported in a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report. “I spoke to the driver of the vehicle, identified as Castellon. Upon speaking to her, she had an obvious odor of an intoxicant coming from her person, glassy bloodshot eyes and spoke with slurred speech.”
As Castellon exited her vehicle to perform a series of field sobriety tests, White noticed that she had trouble standing. He then explained and demonstrated the tasks for Castellon, but she was unable to complete them in s satisfactory manor, according to the report.
“At this time, I felt that she was too impaired to be operating a motor vehicle and placed her under arrest,” White reported, adding Castellon admitted “that she had a lot to drink” prior to driving.
“It was also discovered that she had hit a concrete curb in front of Bar Social,” White reported, “and flattened one her of her tires.”
Once in custody, Castellon was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where she was charged accordingly and held on a $1,500 bond.
A preliminary hearing in the case has since been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.
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