NASHVILLE – Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested early Friday morning in greater Nashville, law enforcement said.
Williamson County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sharon Puckett told USA TODAY Downing was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on charges including DUI and speeding.
Downing was taken into custody in Williamson County along Interstate 65 near Moores Lane, about 15 miles south of downtown Nashville.
According to a preliminary THP report, a trooper was patrolling I-65 southbound about 2:30 a.m. when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.
The trooper conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Downing, THP Sgt. Alex Campbell told USA TODAY in an email.
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“The trooper observed signs of impairment and the smell of an intoxicant coming from the vehicle,” the report continues.
Downing was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and booked into the Williamson County Jail.
Puckett said Downing was released from jail on bond later at 6:46 a.m. Friday.
It was not immediately known if he had obtained an attorney.
The Titans defeated the Green Bay Packers 27-17 in Wisconsin on Thursday night and returned home after the win.
Downing is in his second year as the Titans’ offensive coordinator and has been with the team since 2019.
The Titans did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Tennessean, part of the USA TODAY Network.
Contributing: Nick Suss with The Tennessean