Police: Nashville driver with BAC of 0.340 involved in crash that injured children


A man accused of driving drunk and crashing with two young children in the car had a blood alcohol level of 0.340, more than four times the legal limit, Metro police say.

Wilson Ascenio, 40, was charged Sunday afternoon with multiple counts of child endangerment, driving under the influence and driving without a license.

According to an arrest affidavit, officers responded to a crash at an undisclosed location in Nashville, where two children, ages eight and nine, were suffering from neck pain.

Police said the driver, identified as Ascenio, was clearly intoxicated and told officers “I drink everyday after work and have at least three beers per day” and “everyone knows that I always smell like alcohol.”

The 40-year-old suspect did not have a valid driver’s license, investigators said.

Metro jail records show Ascenio was not eligible for release on bond, as he was being held on a detainer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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