65-year-old Kirk Davis was charged with driving while license suspended, driving under the influence, violation of open container law, possession of marijuana, and reckless driving after he drove onto the sidewalk, crashed into a pole, and police discovered two open bottles of gin and marijuana in his car.
On May 14th, Officers Jefferson, Parsons, May, and Taggart were on routine patrol in the parking lot of 186 North Danny Thomas Boulevard, an Exxon gas station, when a loud noise resembling a crashed vehicle occurred. Officers noticed a black Volkswagen driving onto the walkway and crashing into a pole and confronted the driver as he was attempting to drive away, identified as Kirk Davis. Davis admitted to officers he had been drinking throughout the evening, taking a double shot of gin.
The affidavit reports that his speech was “slow and slurred,” Davis was unable to continually open his eyes, also being unable to walk under his own power. Upon further investigation, Shelby County Police discovered that Davis’ license had been revoked in September of 2019 for a lack of insurance.
Officer performed an investigation on the Volkswagen and found an two opened 200 millilitre bottle of Seagram’s gin, one the side of the driver’s door, the other in the glove compartment. A clear bag with a green leafy substance was located on the driver’s seat as well.
Officer Taggart began testing on the leafy substance, revealing the bag to contain marijuana, weighing 3.8 grams in weight. Davis was placed into custody and transported to complete a standardized field sobriety test. He was unable to complete an eye test due to being inebriated.
Kirk Davis was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended, driving under the influence, violation of open container law, possession of marijuana, and reckless driving. He was later released on his own recognizance.