Metro Nashville Police say they attempted to help find 23-year-old Ryan Baker a ride home after he got into a fight with his brother near the pedestrian bridge late Saturday night, in an effort to avoid being arrested due to his extremely intoxicated state, but he wasn’t having any part in their assistance. They couldn’t leave him there, as he was unable to care for himself, so he was booked into custody, charged with public intoxication. He yelled, screamed, and caused a dramatic scene during his arrest.
ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:
ON 12/18/2021, OFFICERS RESPONDED TO SHELBY ST PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE GRNWY / 3RD AVE S. OFFICERS OBSERVED THE DEFENDANT IN AN ARGUMENT WITH HIS BROTHER. WHEN OFFICERS APPROACHED THE DEFENDANT, THEY COULD SMELL THE STRONG SCENT OF ALCOHOL COMING FROM HIS PERSON. OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO HELP THE DEFENDANT FIND A WAY HOME TO AVOID BEING ARRESTED. THE DEFENDANT DECIDED THAT HE DID NOT WANT TO COOPERATE AND WHILE BEING TAKEN INTO CUSTODY HE BEGAN TO SCREAM AND YELL CAUSING A SCENE TO BE MADE. DUE TO THE LEVEL OF INTOXICATION, THE DEFENDANT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT.