Nelson police were kept busy on Friday night with stubborn drunks.

Nelson police struggle with stubborn drunks

Police and staff at Finley’s put in Nelson’s downtown had their hands full with belligerent drunks on Friday night.

Police and staff at Finley’s put in Nelson’s downtown had their hands full with belligerent drunks on Friday night.

Just after 11:30 p.m., the staff at the Vernon Street nightspot called to report a customer was refusing to leave as requested. When the Nelson Police Department officers arrived, the man had fled because he was told police were coming.

A few minutes later while officers were still in the area, they noted a man walking back to harass the door staff.

“What he failed to notice was the police officer on the corner watching him,” said the police press release. “He was escorted away from the business and given an option to end his evening by going to his home or face arrest for public intoxication.”

The male decided he was not willing to go home or identify himself as required. He was lodged in police cells until sober.

Later the same night, Finley’s staff called 911 to report an intoxicated male fighting other customers.

Officers raced down and found that staff, assisted by other patrons, had the male held down. The male struggled with police while being taken out and transported to jail for the night.

“It appears the 37-year-old local male was celebrating a birthday and had consumed too much liquor,” the release stated. “He began harassing other patrons and when someone finally objected, he started to fight.

The man was released when sober and charges of assault are being contemplated.


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