Metro officer decommissioned following DUI, weapon charges in Sumner County

Monday, April 1, 2013 at 2:31pm
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Craig Reese

Metro police officer Craig Reese has been decommissioned following his arrest on DUI, weapon and implied consent charges after a single-car crash Friday night in the Sumner County portion of Goodlettsville.

Reese, 33, a seven-year veteran of the Metro Nashville Police Department, was off duty and driving his 2009 Nissan Altima when the car struck a utility pole on Madison Creek Road at 8:40 p.m. Friday, according to Metro police.

Goodlettsville police reported that Reese smelled of alcohol, refused to submit to a breath/blood test, was carrying one gun and had three others in the car. Charges were filed against Reese in Sumner County, where he is expected to report to the sheriff’s office in Gallatin Monday to be served.

Reese, who was the car’s sole occupant, was injured in the crash and taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was discharged Sunday afternoon.

Reese was decommissioned from the MNPD early Saturday and was to undergo an administrative investigation. He was most recently assigned to the Madison Precinct’s patrol detail.

Reese’s decommissioned status means his authority as a police officer has been suspended.