In the early hours of Sunday morning, MNPD received another call for service to Nashville’s Crazy Horse Gentleman’s club – this time the caller said she was was an employee there, and management was refusing to let her leave the property.
29 year-old Jessica Bray, who works at Crazy Horse, called police and stated that her employer was preventing her from leaving the property. Once police arrived, they found Bray showing obvious signs of alcohol impairment, including bloodshot water eyes, slurred speech, and a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath.
According to court records, Crazy Horse management offered to pay for her to take a taxi home, but would not allow her to leave the establishment because she was insistent upon driving home intoxicated.
Bray became belligerant when talking to MNPD officers and insisted that she was not intoxicated, and perfectly capable of driving home. Eventually, she agreed to leave in the taxi that her employer had contacted, so the officers escorted Bray outside to the taxi, at which point she refused to get inside the taxi, and started to yell on the street in public that she would drive herself home for the evening. At this point, after she refused all options for a safe ride home, she was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication, TCA 39-17-310.
OFFICERS RESPONDED TO ‘CRAZY HORSE GENTLEMAN’S CLUB’ LOCATED AT 300 MCCANN ST REGARDING A DISTURBANCE. THE DEFENDANT, JESSICA BRAY, CONTACTED POLICE STATING THAT HER EMPLOYER WAS REFUSING TO LET HER LEAVE THE LOCATION. OFFICERS ARRIVED AT THE LOCATION AND MADE CONTACT WITH THE DEFENDANT WHO SHOWED OBVIOUS SIGNS OF IMPAIRMENT, INCLUDING BLOODSHOT WATERY EYES, SLURRED SPEECH, AND A STRONG ODOR OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE EMITTING FROM HER EXPELLED BREATH. THE DEFENDANT’S EMPLOYER STATED THAT THEY OFFERED TO PAY FOR HER TAXI AND WOULD NOT ALLOW HER TO LEAVE THE ESTABLISHMENT BECAUSE SHE WAS INSISTING ON DRIVING HOME INTOXICATED. THE DEFENDANT BECAME BELLIGERANT WHILE SPEAKING WITH OFFICERS AND INSISTED THAT SHE WAS NOT INTOXICATED AND WOULD DRIVE HOME. AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES, THE DEFENDANT AGREED TO LEAVE IN THE TAXI THAT HER EMPLOYER HAD CONTACTED. OFFICERS ESCORTED THE DEFENDANT OUTSIDE TO THE TAXI. THE DEFENDANT THEN REFUSED TO GET INTO THE TAXI AND BEGAN YELLING ON THE STREET WHILE INSISTING THAT SHE WOULD DRIVE HOME FOR THE EVENING. OFFICERS TOOK THE DEFENDANT INTO CUSTODY FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION.