Michael Barton drinks fifth of tequila on Greyhound bus

Michael Barton drinks fifth of tequila on Greyhound bus

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30-year-old Michael Barton was jailed on March 21st for drinking on the Greyhound Bus. Police responded to the bus station on Rep John Lewis Way and found Barton already detained by security. The security guard told officers they had received a call from an inbound bus driver advising them that Barton had been drinking on the bus before arriving at the station. Security then observed Barton falling over and learned that he had drank a fifth of tequila. Barton slurred his words and struggled to speak to officers in coherent sentences. He could not stand without assistance and smelled strongly of alcohol. Officers then determined that with his level of intoxication, Barton posed a danger to himself and was taken into custody.

Michael Barton (MNPD)
Michael Barton (MNPD)

Michael Barton was booked into Metro Nashville Jail on March 21st, charged with public intoxication. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1,000.

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