45-year-old Michael Hraber was found in the lobby of the Hilton downtown on 4th Ave just before 3 a.m. Wednesday. He was extremely intoxicated in the lobby and causing loud disruptions to everyone in the vicinity. Hraber was, indeed, staying at a Hilton property, as evidenced by the keycard in his hand, but it wasn’t THIS Hilton. The hotel staff could not determine which property he was registered at, and he was unable to tell officers and denied their assistance in using his phone to call someone to assist him. With all other options exhausted and his intoxication still at a high level, Hraber was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
Metro Nashville Police responded to an automobile crash just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning at the railroad crossing downtown at 2nd Ave near Gay St. 23-year-old Hugh Hoagland had driven his vehicle into a fence on the opposite side of the road from his lane of travel. He was found slumped over the driver’s seat and was eventually awakened by knocking on the window. He admitted he had been drinking “around here” but continued to deny he had crashed into the fence where he sat and even denied that there was ever a crash. He attempted field sobriety tests but stopped them after starting.
41-year-old Raymond Flores was the subject of a disorderly person call outside of Luke Bryan’s Bar on Broadway in downtown Nashville early Saturday morning. He was reportedly becoming aggressive and threatening toward an unknown female at the location. Officers arrived to find him yelling and screaming at the woman and grabbing the back of her head while yelling at her. As officers attempted to place him into custody, he became aggressive with officers, who had to use force and “joint manipulation techniques” to get him cuffed. He told officers he was “very” drunk, and when asked to elaborate on the amount he had to drink, he stated “a lot!” He was placed into custody and transported to booking.
23-year-old Joycelyn Barney told officers she “swerved to avoid an animal in the road” when she crashed her silver Hyundai Elantra in downtown Nashville at 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers observed both she and a passenger sustained injuries, and while there were no animals in the area of downtown Nashville, there was a large concrete barricade that she struck. She stated they were coming from Ainsworth, and admitted to consuming “a few” mixed drinks containing tequila prior to driving. Due to her extreme level of intoxication, she was charged with DUI.
88-year-old Chester Godwin was charged with domestic assault and booked into the Metro Nashville Jail late Thursday. His wife, Renonia Godwin, told police the couple was in an argument, during which he pushed her once and slapped her three times. A commissioner set his bond at $100, which he posted in full.