Two men raising a ruckus in separate incidents early Saturday provoked police intervention, including a Fort Benning man who blew his chance to go home free from a night of raucous downtown bar-hopping.
Columbus police said both they and Columbus State University officers told 23-year-old Andrew John Robertson to leave Broadway “because he was thrown out of several bars.” An officer even put Robertson in a cab about 1:30 a.m.
His second chance didn’t take, police said. At 3:15 a.m., Robertson was back at Broadway and 11th Street “causing another disturbance,” officers reported. “He was highly intoxicated and initially resisted arrest. He was belligerent and yelling profanities.”
They charged him with being disorderly while intoxicated.
That same morning, 10 blocks to the east, William Clarance Scriven was arrested on that same charge after police at 10th Avenue saw him “running down 11th Street in the middle of the road,” officers reported. “He also was witnessed throwing traffic cones and yelling obscenities.”
Scriven, 26, appeared “highly intoxicated” and told police he had been drinking, they said.