City commissioner accused of being drunk in public

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Bowling Green City Commissioner Brian “Slim” Nash late Thursday night on a charge of alcohol intoxication in a public place.

A deputy saw Nash, 49, exit the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, walk to his car and start the engine, according to his arrest citation. His daughter was in the car with him.

Before he was able to leave the parking lot, the deputy made contact with Nash who said he wasn’t going anywhere, according to the citation.

The deputy wrote in his citation that Nash was “very unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and smelled of alcoholic beverage.”

He was placed under arrest. While walking to a cruiser he stopped to talk to his daughter, was given verbal commands to enter the cruiser and stood still, according to the citation. He was then placed in the vehicle with a “minimum amount of force,” the citation reads.

Nash asked multiple times if the cruiser cameras were on, according to the citation.

He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail at 12:18 a.m. Friday and released about six hours later on his own recognizance at 6:02 a.m., online jail records show.

WNKY was unable to reach Nash on his cell phone later Friday morning.

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