72-year-old Sherman Johnson was charged with DUI, violation of financial law, reckless driving, and refusal to submit a blood alcohol content test when he wrecked his vehicle and admitted to officers he had been drinking earlier that day.
On September 3rd, Memphis Police Officer Davis was flagged down by Police Service Technicians Cruz and Hunt who were at the scene of an accident. Cruz and Hunt advised Davis that they smelled alcohol coming from the driver, Sherman Johnson. Officer Davis reported that when he approached Sherman he did have a smell of alcohol coming from his person along with watery, bloodshot eyes. Sherman stated that he had been drinking earlier in the day.
Officer Davis observed a nearly empty bottle of vodka located on the passenger side of the vehicle. Sherman performed Standard Field Sobriety Tasks on the scene and failed. At that time, Sherman was transferred to the traffic office where Whiskey Unit #32 Kenneth Adams conducted SFST on him. Sherman refused to submit to a blood alcohol content test before being transferred to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for booking.
Sherman Johnson was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, violation of financial law, reckless driving, and refusal to submit to a BAC test. His bond was set at $500.