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Bowling Green City Commissioner Arrested on Alcohol Charge

Warren County Regional Jail

Bowling Green City Commissioner Slim Nash is out of jail following his arrest Thursday night for public intoxication. 

According to the arrest citation, a Warren County sheriff's deputy was working a special detail at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center when he noticed Nash who appeared "extremely intoxicated."

The deputy stated that he saw Nash get into his vehicle with his daughter and start the engine.  Nash told the deputy that he wasn't planning to go anywhere.

The deputy ordered the city leader to get out of his vehicle and then noticed he was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech, and smelled of alcohol.

He was taken to the Warren County Regional Jail and was released on his own recognizance just after 6:00 a.m. on Friday.

Nash's attorney Alan Simpson issued the following statement:

"Brian Slim Nash, like many people in the area attended a concert last evening at The Skypac. Slim, like many in attendance consumed alcohol at the event. Upon walking out of the event, he walked with his adult daughter to secure his vehicle so that it could be left overnight. Just as he was contacting Uber, for a ride home, he was approached by law enforcement and arrested. Mr. Nash will not contest the charges and will enter a plea of guilty to the his charge of Alcohol Intoxication 1st Offense."

Commissioner Nash had a 2013 DUI charge against him dismissed.  He is due in Warren District Court for arraignment on the public intoxication charge on May 29.

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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