Soldier blows 0.128 on breathalyzer test after hitting mailbox & landing in neighboring yard

28-year-old Nathan Evans was charged with DUI, no insurance, and failure to exercise due care after he drifted from the roadway and struck a mailbox, proceeding to claim he hydroplaned even though the ground was dry.

On September 13th, Clarksville Police Officer Elijah Horton was dispatched to a wreck at 3418 and 3420 Pembroke Road. Officer Horton made contact with Nathan Evans who was operating the vehicle at the time of the accident. The accident was a single-vehicle crash where Evans drifted from the roadway and struck a mailbox at 3420 Pembroke Road before coming to a final rest in the yard of 3418 Pembroke Road. Horton noted during every interaction with Evans, he could smell a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage emitting from his person. When asked about the odor, Evans stated he drank the night prior.

Nathan Evans (MCSO)
Nathan Evans (MCSO)

He was asked multiple times to gather his license and insurance but paced down the yard and road ignoring the officer’s request. He also continuously picked up debris from the ground, put it into his trunk, and removed it, several times. Evans admitted to hitting the stop sign but said it was caused by him hydroplaning, even though the roadway was not wet and the weather was not rainy. Officer Horton administered a field sobriety test which Evan performed poorly on. He noted that he was unsteady on his feet and unaware of his surroundings most of the time. Horton deemed Evans to be a danger to himself and the public. When Evans was taken into custody he consented to a breathalyzer and blew a 0.128 BAC.

Nathan Evans was arrested and charged with driving under the influence first offense, no proof of insurance, and driver to exercise due care. His bond was set at $5,000.

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