62-year-old Kim Brown was charged with driving under the influence, open container, public intoxication, and reckless driving after she wrecked her Honda CRV with a bottle of Southern Comfort whiskey in the center console.
On November 14th, Memphis Police Officer Tate was waved down at the intersection of White Station Road and Poplar Avenue regarding a motor vehicle crash. Per the report, Officer Tate found a white Acura RDX and a black Honda CRV at the intersection. The driver of the Acura stated to Officer Tate that there was a bottle of alcohol and a white cup in the center console of the black Honda CRV that was driven by Kim Brown. Officer Tate checked the Honda and stated that a bottle of intoxicants labeled Southern Comfort whiskey and a white styrofoam cup with a brown liquid was sitting in the center console. The officer’s report stated that there was an odor of intoxicants throughout the vehicle. Brown was being assessed by the Memphis Fire Department Ambulance and admitted that she had been drinking in the morning.
Officer Tate stated that he had Brown stand to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test and she fell into the grass backward and was unable to hold her balance when she was standing. Officer Williams with a DUI unit was requested to the scene to perform further Field Sobriety Tests to which she did poorly on. Brown consented to a breath test with Officer Williams and blew a .194. She was unable to provide financial responsibility, driver’s license, or proof of insurance, and she smelled of intoxicants when in Officer’s Tate patrol car. She was transported to Regional One Police Holding for medical clearance.
Kim Brown was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, violation of financial law, no driver’s license, open container law, public intoxication, and reckless driving. She was released on her own recognizance.