34-year-old Jacob Jasperson, of Wisconsin, came to Tootsies Tuesday night for entertainment but ended up being restrained and spending a few hours in jail after he refused to cooperate with downtown officers, despite being given the opportunity to walk away. He was, indeed, too drunk for Tootsies.
39-year-old David Allen Touchet, a Texas realtor visiting Nashville, was jailed this weekend after he was reportedly being drunk and disorderly at the Renaissance Hotel and refused to go up to his room when asked, instead choosing to hurl racial slurs at a security guard, while punching another in the throat. He also fondled a statue of Loretta Lynn.
Metro Nashville Police Public Affairs Manager Don Aaron says Officer Ronald Bright “acted in good faith” when, in June of 2021, he arrested a citizen and charged with them with felony “habitual motor offender”, a law that was repealed by the state legislature over two years ago which carried a punishment of up to 6 years in prison. A magistrate even signed the warrant, jailed the citizen, and required them to post a large cash bond to get out of jail – on a charge that no longer existed. Scoop: Nashville learned this scenario has played out over 20 times in the last 17 months, leaving citizens at a loss for the money spent for high cash bond amounts, towing/storage fees, public humiliation, lost wages & jobs, and other expenses due to the invalid arrests.