Two men are facing charges after they allegedly became distressed and began to flip tables over when the bartender notified the patrons at the bar that it was the last call for serving alcohol.
Last Saturday night, two men were hanging out at the bar inside an Applebees in Kingsport, Tennessee.
When the establishment notified the guests that they would be discontinuing alcohol service for the evening the aforementioned duo reportedly became disgruntled and started to topple the tables over.
Around 10:45 pm, the Kingsport Police Department received a report about the allegedly flipped furniture and officers dispatched to the restaurant to investigate the situation.
When they arrived, the officers said the Applebees employees were running after a man who entered a black truck. The workers were also noted as pointing at the truck in a purported attempt to help the officers locate the suspects.
The officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as Surgoinsville resident 23-year-old Derringer Barton. The passenger in the truck, identified as 21-year-old Blakely Marsh from Mount Carmel was assumed to be the other person reported by the Applebees staff.
When Barton was asked to step out of the vehicle he allegedly showed several physical indications of intoxication and reportedly told the officer that he believed he was likely too drunk to drive.
Barton reportedly agreed to roadside sobriety tests and the police reported that he did not perform up to par.
Both Barton and Marsh were taken into custody at the scene.
Barton was charged for suspicion of DUI, and Marsh has been charged for public intoxication.
It was reported that no people or items in the restaurant were damaged during the alleged outburst.
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