Samuel McNair — too drunk to fly or drive at Nashville International Airport

Samuel McNair — too drunk to fly or drive at Nashville International Airport

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60-year-old Samuel McNair was jailed on April 8th after being too drunk to board his flight at Nashville International Airport. When police spoke with McNair, they could smell alcohol coming from his breath and noticed his bloodshot eyes. He was unsteady when he walked and told police that his flight was rebooked for the following day. Southwest Airlines denied him boarding because he was causing issues with the staff and people around him. He told police he wanted to catch a cab to his car. Police escorted McNair to ground transportation and asked him if he had ever had a DUI before, to which he initially replied that he didn’t but later said he did have “one” DUI before, but it was 40 years ago. Dispatch notified officers that McNair had two DUIs in his history, with the most recent from last year. After hearing that he wanted to return to his car, the police decided he was a danger to himself and others based on the belief that he would likely drive drunk.

Samuel McNair (MNPD)
Samuel McNair (MNPD)

Samuel McNair was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 8, charged with public intoxication. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $100.

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