Metro police officer arrested for DUI, decommissioned

Monday, January 30, 2012 at 2:15pm
Staff reports
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Wesley Terry

A Metro police officer has been decommissioned after being arrested for DUI Saturday night.

Officer Wesley Terry, 33, is under administrative investigation by the police department.

According to police, Terry was among several other motorists who were stopped on Briley Parkway near Two Rivers Parkway late Saturday night due to a car fire.

A Metro Parks officer, who was later directing traffic around the disabled vehicle, allegedly found Terry asleep behind the wheel with his driver’s door open. A DUI officer responded and performed field sobriety tasks, which police said indicated Terry was impaired.

Terry is free on $1,000 bond. He graduated from the Metro Training Academy in December 2005 and was assigned to the Specialized Investigations Division.

5 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 1/30/12 at 3:35

Hopefully that was a valuable lesson and will be the first and last mistake that young man will make in his line of work. And at least it didn't happen while he was on duty.

By: Rasputin72 on 1/30/12 at 6:35

Can anyone imagine what lurks in the police cars of Metro Nashville. Many of them are nothing more than cowards who get their kicks intimidating traffic violators.

By: skank ludlow on 1/30/12 at 7:50

Another fine member of the Metro Goon Squad.

By: Loner on 1/31/12 at 7:18

This story is poorly written...can't tell if the drunk cop was in the burning car or did he pass out while stopped in traffic at the scene of the car fire.

Was the drunk cop packing heat too?

By: Captain Nemo on 1/31/12 at 9:46

It must be a heavy drinker that would treat this story so lightly.