19-year-old Jacob Cornelius was charged with public intoxication at the Nashville International Airport after his Uber arrived at the terminal early Sunday morning with him passed out in the back seat. The rideshare driver had alerted airport police, who arrived and had an “extremely hard time” waking the teen from his alcohol-induced slumber. Too intoxicated to even stand, much less fly, he was wheeled to a patrol car and transported to booking, where he was charged with public intoxication.
ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:
On November 28th I was working at the Nashville International Airport when my dispatch advised me of an uber driver with a passenger that was passed out in the back of his seat. Upon arrival, I noticed Mr. Jacob Cornelius asleep in the back seat of the vehicle. Mr. Cornelius had an extremely hard time waking up as it took two officers to wake him up and help him out of the car.
Mr. Cornelius had a hard time standing up and swaying trying to hold his balance. I sat Mr. Cornelius in a wheelchair and started to ask him questions. After several questions, the only answer I could get from Mr. Cornelius was that he had a flight at 5 am. It was at this time I noticed that Mr. Cornelius was too intoxicated to take care of himself and I felt that he was a danger to himself. Mr. Cornelius was arrested and charged with T.C.A 39-17-310 Public Intoxication.