Few arrests in downtown Nashville despite large New Year’s Eve crowd

NYE Bash on Broadway 2015 (Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN)- Downtown Nashville saw a record crowd on New Year’s Eve.

Bash on Broadway
Officials said 37 adults were arrested in downtown Nashville on New Year’s Eve.

Those numbers, however, did not equate to record trouble.

According to the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which “monitored” the note drop and a major concert at the Bridgestone Arena, the arrests for that night were half that of last year.

Officials said 37 adults were arrested downtown, compared to 71 arrests last year.

Those taken into custody were charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, one weapon law violation, resisting arrest and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Two underage people were also cited for alcohol consumption and disorderly conduct.

”The credit goes to the vendors, management security and the Nashville police. It was a great deal of responsible vending and a great deal of responsible consuming,” Special Agent in Charge Melvin Brown Jr. told News 2.

Brown also credited the Bridgestone Arena vendors for checking I.D.s at the sold out Bassnectar concert going on at the same time.

Agents say vendors were only selling one drink per customer to limit the possibility of minors getting alcohol.

TABC agents told News 2 five people were put out of the concert for jumping a section divider, but there were no reports of alcohol being sold to minors.

Brown says this year’s celebration was an A plus.

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