24-year-old Emily Newcome was charged with DUI, resisting arrest, and tampering with evidence after she was pulled over for speeding and swerving. She resisted deputies while being taken into custody and during booking.
On September 28th, Wilson County Sherrif’s Officer Conner observed a vehicle traveling at a high speed on South Mt. Juliet Road. According to the affidavit, the vehicle was swerving and drifted out of its lane of travel multiple times. The officer pulled the vehicle over and came into contact with the driver, Emily Newcome who emanated the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her person, as well as, slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.
Newcome admitted to taking two shots prior to driving and consented to a field sobriety test, performing poorly. When police were walking her to the patrol car she attempted to run away and refused to sit still for officers to put on her seatbelt. Once they secured the belt, she unhooked it. During booking, she was yelling, cursing, and trying to stand up. Police obtained a warrant to draw blood and she refused to get cuffed in order to be transferred for the blood draw.
Emily Newcome was arrested and charged with driving under influence, resisting arrest, and tampering with or fabricating evidence. Her bond was set at $5,500 and she is no longer in custody.