Drunken Cookeville Veterinarian Francis Baker goes wild in Nashville during soccer game

Drunken Cookeville Veterinarian Francis Baker goes wild in Nashville during soccer game

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42-year-old Francis Seth Baker, a Cookeville Veterinarian, walked out of the soccer game at Geodis Stadium Saturday night in what his wife described as a ‘very intoxicated’ state, taking the car keys with him. When his wife and the rest of the family searched for him, the vehicle was gone, and they contacted the police. Officers were able to find his location using their iCloud account, and as they drove to the location, they spotted the vehicle with Baker driving. He stopped out of the vehicle and was visibly intoxicated. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, he was placed into a patrol car when he attempted to push himself away from arresting officers. He then lunged out of the vehicle and wrapped his legs around one of the officers. He then claimed to be hyperventilating and was evaluated by Nashville Fire medics. He spit on officers and responding medics and was transported to be medically cleared before being booked into jail. 

Francis S. Baker (MNPD)
Francis S. Baker (MNPD)

Francis S. Baker of Pickard Ave in Cookeville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on August 20th, charged with assault of an officer, driving under the influence, implied consent violation, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He is free on a $13,000 bond.

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