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MJ Police arrest Nashville DJ for DUI
Jul 02, 2004 12:00 am
A legendary Nashville radio personality will soon be appearing in Wilson County General Sessions Court after netting a drunken driving charge.
Coyote McCloud, the morning drive-time disc jockey for WMAK-FM, was arrested last weekend by Mt. Juliet police following a traffic stop, according to warrants on file with authorities.
The DJ – whose arrest warrant bears the name 'Coyote W. McCloud' – was stopped June 25 on Belinda City Parkway for allegedly traveling 48 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone, according to the document.
The warrant alleges officers "immediately noticed the smell of an intoxicant" upon approaching the vehicle.
McCloud then admitted he had been drinking when asked by officers and agreed to undergo three field sobriety tests, the warrant states.
However the disc jockey – a fixture on midstate radio airwaves for some three decades – "performed poorly" on each of three tests, resulting in his arrest, the warrant states.
Documents show McCloud was booked at the Wilson County Jail and released on $1,000 bond after serving the mandatory four-hour stint required of DUI suspects.
McCloud – whose 96.3 morning show boasts a regular feature entitled "Nitwit News" – is to appear in General Sessions Court on the charge Aug. 26.