Joel Burton: too drunk to fly at Nashville Airport

Joel Burton: too drunk to fly at Nashville Airport

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41-year-old Joel Burton was jailed early Monday morning after being drunk at Nashville International Airport. Last night, he told officers that he had been drinking but just wanted to catch his flight home. The police officer advised Burton that the airline would not allow him to fly due to his level of intoxication. He was then escorted to ground transportation, where he caught an Uber and left the premises. A few hours later, the police noticed Burton again, sitting outside on a bench wearing different clothing and now a hat. He was stumbling away, trying to avoid contact with the officers. His speech was slurred more than it had been earlier. He admitted to drinking and said he was still trying to get home. Hutchins did not remember that the officers already explained that his flight had been rebooked for early the next morning, and he was taken into custody as he was unable to care for himself in public.

Joel Burton (MNPD)
Joel Burton (MNPD)

Joel A. Burton was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 6th, charged with public intoxication. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $100.

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