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45-year-old Vipul Patel, Tuesday morning, was in the Nashville International Airport, reportedly being loud, rambling, and annoying other passengers by trying to talk to them. Police were told that they could find him in the restroom by Southwest Airlines found him. When police contacted Vipul, he spoke to other passengers in the restroom and blocked the entrance. They said he smelled strongly of alcohol, was lethargic, rambled, and was still loud even though they were present. Southwest Airlines told police that Vipul’s flight was changed to the next day after they denied him access. Police advised Vipul of this and told him they would order him a taxi to a hotel. Vipul refused to leave the restroom, told police he was flying to Houston now, and would file a lawsuit against the airline. Police told Vipul multiple times that he could not board the plane that day and would be escorted to another means of transportation. After he still refused to leave, police placed him under arrest for public intoxication.
Vipul Patel was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on August 8th, charged with public intoxication. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $100.