55-year-old Michelle Kay Balke & 60-year-old James Balke were attempting to fly out of Nashville late Monday; however, gate agents at the Nashville International airport denied boarding to both parties due to their extreme level of intoxication. The couple became verbally aggressive, with each one blaming the other for their predicament. Their argument causes a disturbance to airport operations and the gathering of people now watching. Airport police arrived, and they were asked to leave the property. As they were walking out, they again began yelling at each other, and after multiple attempts to calm the situation, both parties were taken into custody for public intoxication.
Metro Police say 26-year-old Brian Best tossed his friend’s shoe into a crowd of people walking on Broadway in downtown Nashville after he had been drinking at Honky Tonk Central. He initially came to the attention of police after fighting with another person over an Uber ride, but the other person left the area when police arrived. Brian continued to shout and curse at police, and refused attempts to calm the situation. His girlfriend, Amberly Comeau confirmed he was intoxicated to police.
42-year-old Luke Krall was charged with DUI Saturday night at a parking lot near 3rd & Broadway, where he crashed. He told police he had attended the Music City Brewer’s Festival, where he had “3 beers”. He is free on a $1,500 cash bond.
Police say they were attempting to keep 20-year-old Matthew Martin from being hit by an automobile at 3rd & Broadway late Saturday night, but he continued to stagger into traffic and was aggressive when they attempted to assist him.