(Smith County Insider Press) – On January 22, 2018, Trooper Tommy Cooper initiated a stop of a vehicle after he failed to see the driver of the vehicle wearing a seatbelt.
According to the police report, while Trooper Cooper was speaking with the driver (Travis Bunn, 21, Buffalo Valley), he noticed an orange can in the passenger floorboard labelled “Spiked Screwdriver.” Bunn had red watery eyes, slurred speech, and smelled of alcohol. Bunn denied the can was his.
When asked to exit the vehicle, Bunn declined. After several more orders to exit the vehicle, Bunn was removed by Trooper Cooper and given a field sobriety test, in which his performance was unsatisfactory.
Bunn was placed in the rear of the police vehicle and was asked to consent to a blood draw for chemical testing, and Bunn refused. Trooper Cooper read Bunn the Tennessee Implied Consent Advisement, but Bunn again refused. Bunn later admitted to drinking the open container in the vehicle.
According to the police report, Trooper Cooper found green plant material in the vehicle’s glovebox along with burnt cigar wrapped cigarettes containing burnt plant material.
There was a white powdery substance in a plastic bag inside of Mr. Bunn’s wallet. According to the police report, Bunn identified this substance as MDMA (Molly). The powder will be sent to the TBI for proper identification.
Bunn is charged with driving under the influence, possession of schedule I, violation of implied consent law, possession of schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, resisting arrest, and violation of open container law.