Patrick Burns lying unresponsive, wakes up and runs woman over

Patrick Burns lying unresponsive, wakes up and runs woman over

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26-year-old Patrick Michael Burns was observed sleeping on the floor, appearing unresponsive near the Entertainment District in the early hours of May 5th. After several attempts, officers woke him up, where they noticed he had a strong alcoholic odor and showed signs of impairment. They allowed him to call friends to pick him up, but he was unsuccessful, so they told him he could not leave their presence until he was safe. Officers deemed him unable to care for himself and called him an ambulance. While they were waiting, Burns started running away through the crowd “in a reckless manner,” posing a danger to himself and the public. He ran into May Paw, pushing her over and causing her to fall to the ground. She sustained a head injury that required medical attention and was later transported to the Hospital by medics. Burns was taken into custody for assault, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and evading arrest.

Patrick Burns (MNPD)
Patrick Burns (MNPD)

Patrick Michael Burns of Polo Drive in South Barrington, IL, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on May 5th, charged with assault, resisting arrest, evading arrest, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $5,600, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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