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Ex State Rep Arrested for Drugs and DUI 

Jeremy Durham, the former Tennessee state Representative for District 65 who was expelled in 2016 for 22 sexual misconduct allegations, is facing charges connected to accusations that he was driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Late in the evening on September 22, Jeremy Durham was driving in Downtown Nashville. 

Just after 11:00 PM, Durham was in a car crash. 

The authorities learned about the wreck, and officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department went to the location to investigate. 

When the officers initially tried to talk to Durham, they reported that his pupils were dilated. When the man tried to talk, he allegedly slurred his words. He additionally reportedly smelled like he had been drinking alcohol. 

Durham, who was assessed as being unbalanced while standing, reportedly turned and began to walk away from the officers. 

The police asserted that Durham was trying to prevent them from taking him into custody, but they were able to quickly catch and arrest him. 

Since they believed he was drunk, the officers tried to get Durham to take a roadside sobriety test, in addition to a breath test. The man reportedly repeated the word “lawyer” to each inquiry instead of giving his consent. He also said “lawyer” when he was asked to consent to a blood test. 

Before he was transported for booking, the police searched Durham. It was reported that they found he was in possession of a metal grinder device that they believed was holding a small amount of marijuana. 

Durham was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence, possessing drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest. 

According to reports, he was released from incarceration around 4:30 AM after posting bond. 

If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI or drug offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now. 

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