Man charged with public intox after police conduct welfare check

35-year-old Justin Gaither was charged with public intoxication after officers were called concerning his safety because he was walking in the road down Memorial Drive.

On October 1st, Clarksville Police Officer Weber was dispatched to 2350 Memorial Drive for a welfare check. The call received described a white male with a black duffel bag walking down the middle of the road

Justin Gaither (MCSO)
Justin Gaither (MCSO)

Upon arrival, the officer made contact with Justin Gaither who had the odor of alcohol coming from his person and glassy eyes. Gaither also admitted to drinking. Officer Weber conducted a field sobriety test and asked Gaither to walk in a straight line, and he performed poorly. Gaither was determined to be a danger to himself and was taken into custody.

Justin Gaither was arrested and charged with public intoxication. Gaither pled guilty to his charge and was sentenced to ten days of jail time with three days credit.

Keem Edwards

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