49-year-old Matthew Clayton was charged with his third driving on a revoked license and his fourth driving under the influence offense when he admitted to officers that he had been drinking prior to wrecking his vehicle.
On September 2nd, Mt. Juliet Police Officer Fulton was dispatched to a single-vehicle accident at 3051 West Division Street. Upon arrival, Officer Fulton made contact with the driver who was identified as Matthew Clayton. The officer stated that Clayton had watery, blood-shot eyes, slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet, and had a strong odor commonly associated with alcoholic beverages coming from his breath.
Clayton admitted that he had consumed four alcoholic beverages in the hour before their contact with one another. The officer offered Clayton three standardized field sobriety tests to which he showed signs of impairment on all three. A computer check revealed that he had three prior DUI convictions, 09/08/2011 in Wilson County, 06/02/2010 in Cheatham County, and 05/27/2004 in Davidson County. A computer check also revealed that his driver’s license was suspended and he had two prior driving on revoked convictions, 10/17/2018 in Wilson County, and 11/14/2011 in Robertson County.
Matthew Clayton was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license and driving under the influence. His bond was set at $10,000.