Cookeville Man Falls Asleep and Is Now Facing Charges

Eric Jason McDaniel

Eric Jason McDaniel

A Cookeville man was arrested Aug 19 on his sixth DUI, second offense Habitual Offender and third driving on revoke/suspend license.
Eric Jason McDaniel, 42, was arrested after he was found asleep behind the driver seat with keys in the ignition. According to Deputy Blake Simmons, there was an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The officer woke McDaniel and he told the officer that he had consumed approximately a pint of alcohol. After drinking he then said that he drove to the store to get cigarettes.
He then failed three field sobriety tests. He was booked into the Coffee County Jail under a bond of $24,500. He is to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court Oct. 12.