Kristen McAloon too drunk to fly at Nashville International Airport

Nashville International Airport officers identified 35-year-old Kristen McAloon after being called for her being irate due to being denied boarding her flight. Kristen was not cooperating with JetBlue airline staff when police contacted her. She told police she only had two beers at the airport through slurred speech. Police told her to leave the gate and that she would be escorted by a taxi because she was refunded for the flight for being too intoxicated. She began to yell and cuss, causing police to place her into custody for public intoxication.

Kathleen Reishtein Cooper — too drunk to fly in Nashville; Xanax into the jail

70-year-old Kathleen Cooper was jailed on April 14th after being kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight. Police responded and saw Cooper walking unsteadily down the jet bridge to board the flight as well as dropping her bags onto her head while trying to put her luggage into the overhead bins. When police asked her to exit the plane, she refused, so they had all the passengers deboard the plane except for Cooper, who they had to escort off of the aircraft against her will. They could smell alcohol coming from her breath when asking her how much she had to drink. She claimed to have had one cocktail at the restaurant 400 Degrees inside the airport. It was later discovered that Cooper was in possession of 4 and 3 half pills of Xanax without a prescription that she took into booking.

Samuel McNair — too drunk to fly or drive at Nashville International Airport

60-year-old Samuel McNair was jailed on April 8th after being too drunk to board his flight at Nashville International Airport. When police spoke with McNair, they could smell alcohol coming from his breath and noticed his bloodshot eyes. He was unsteady when he walked and told police that his flight was rebooked for the following day. Southwest Airlines denied him boarding because he was causing issues with the staff and people around him. He told police he wanted to catch a cab to his car. Police escorted McNair to ground transportation and asked him if he had ever had a DUI before, to which he initially replied that he didn’t but later said he did have “one” DUI before, but it was 40 years ago. Dispatch notified officers that McNair had two DUIs in his history, with the most recent from last year. After hearing that he wanted to return to his car, the police decided he was a danger to himself and others based on the belief that he would likely drive drunk.

Brian Maza charged with personal marijuana possession by petty Airport Police Officer

22-year-old Brian Maza was charged with simple possession of marijuana by Airport Police after he was observed speeding on airport property, where he also works. During the traffic stop, Airport Police Officer Ahmed Aly said he could smell marijuana, so he conducted a search of Maza’s vehicle. A small amount of personal marijuana was seized, and Maza was issued a state citation. He was booked on that charge this week.

Jordan Robertson passes out in bushes at Nashville Airport due to 3 p.m. drunkenness

37-year-old Jordan Blake Robertson was found slumped over the sidewalk inside the Nashville Airport employee parking lot Sunday at 3 p.m. by Airport police who were conducting routine patrols. Robertson was visibly intoxicated and was told to leave the property. He agreed and walked toward the employee bus stop, about 100 feet away, where he again stopped. He finally made it the final 200 feet to the exit of the lot, where he stated he was from Virginia and was visiting friends. He then made it out of the employee parking lot and passed out in the bushes about 50 feet away. He was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.

Carolyn Richard Abell too drunk to fly at Nashville Internation Airport

61-year-old Carolyn Richard Abell was denied boarding her Southwest Airlines flight on February 7 due to her extreme level of intoxication. Airport security became involved at the gate, noting that Abell had urinated on herself. She was asked to leave the airport property via taxi or rideshare, but she refused, asking, “I can’t stay here?” When informed she could not remain on airport property, she stated, “I’m not going anywhere; I’m going home!” She was then placed into custody for public intoxication, despite her resistance.

Irate passenger Brian Johnson charged with public intoxication at Nashville Airport

37-year-old Brian Wayne Johnson became upset at the Nashville International Airport on January 2 after he was denied boarding due to his level of intoxication. Airport police responded to the gate and attempted to assist him in getting rebooked at a later time. Johnson continued to be irate and was upsetting other passengers in the area. He then threw his backpack down an escalator in a fit of rage. He was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.

Edgar Rodriguez charged with public intoxication at Nashville International Airport

Edgar Rodriguez was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with public intoxication at the Nashville International Airport. According to police, Edgar was found at the bottom level of the airport slumped over, asleep with an opened bottle of alcohol between his feet. Officers attempted to wake him multiple times, even threatening to tase him if he didn’t stand up. Once another officer arrived on the scene, he was taken into custody and transported to the Nashville Metro Jail for booking. When asked why he was at the airport, he simply stated, “drink.”

Rebekah Dearmond drunk and disorderly at Nashville International Airport

31-year-old Rebekah Nicole Dearmond lost her bag at the Nashville International Airport and sought assistance from a Spirit Airlines agent. The two then approached an Airport Police Officer for further assistance. The officer noted Dearmond was visibly intoxicated and acting out during the search for her bag. The bag was eventually located, and Dearmond was asked about her plans for leaving the airport in her intoxicated state. She refused to contact anyone to pick her up and stated she didn’t have money for a cab or hotel room. As she continued to be argumentative and call the officer derogatory names in a loud voice, she was taken into custody for public intoxication and transported to the Metro Nashville Jail.

You’re too drunk to leave Nashville — Michelle Balke & James Balke arrested at airport

55-year-old Michelle Kay Balke & 60-year-old James Balke were attempting to fly out of Nashville late Monday; however, gate agents at the Nashville International airport denied boarding to both parties due to their extreme level of intoxication. The couple became verbally aggressive, with each one blaming the other for their predicament. Their argument causes a disturbance to airport operations and the gathering of people now watching. Airport police arrived, and they were asked to leave the property. As they were walking out, they again began yelling at each other, and after multiple attempts to calm the situation, both parties were taken into custody for public intoxication.