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Mt. Juliet police assist in Nashville police pursuit

Laurie Everett • Updated Aug 21, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Mt. Juliet officers assisted Metro Nashville police in a vehicle pursuit that resulted in the arrest of a Lyles man and his son late Tuesday night.

According to a Metro Nashville police report, Charles McCabe, 55, was charged with driving under the influence, felony marijuana possession, felony evading arrest and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia after he was arrested following a pursuit that ended in Mt. Juliet.

The report said Metro police officers observed McCabe's car "drifting" on Interstate 40 east near the Old Hickory exit in Davidson County.  According to the report, officers continued to watch McCabe as he straddled lanes and attempted to pull him over for the traffic violation. The reports said McCabe refused to stop. McCabe led officers into Mt. Juliet. Mt. Juliet police spokesperson Tyler Chandler said Mt. Juliet officers joined the chase.

McCabe ran stop signs and made wide left turns that caused his vehicle to leave the roadway until he was finally taken into custody, according to the report.

McCabe was taken to Nashville General Hospital, where he "admitted to drinking at least two" 8-ounce beers earlier in the evening," the report said. Three tests given to McCabe indicated he was intoxicated, according to the report. The results of a blood test were incomplete Wednesday morning.

The report also said McCabe's history showed he has two prior DUI convictions. Police say officers found a plastic bag filled with 20 grams of processed marijuana in the front seat of his vehicle.

Police say McCabe's son, Austin McCabe, was a passenger in the vehicle and was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Both remained in Metro Jail Wednesday morning, according to Metro Police Public Affairs Executive Assistant Rachel O'Connor.

A $55,000 bond was set for Charles McCabe and a $5,000 bond was set for Austin McCabe.

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