OU Student Senate President Arrested After Screaming In Hotel

By
Susan Tebben - Athens Messenger staff reporter

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Updated Thu, Dec 26, 2013 6:52 am
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Courtesy Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Ohio University’s Student Senate President was arrested in his hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday, after police found him walking the halls screaming, according to law enforcement.

Nick Southall, 22, was charged with disorderly intoxication after allegedly “causing a disturbance” in his hotel room.

Southall was in St. Petersburg on an apparent trip to the Beef ’O’Brady’s Bowl, being played by OU’s football team.

Deputies told him to go back to his own hotel room, according to a spokesperson for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. He told police he “didn’t know which room was his,” according to the report.

When deputies attempted to escort Southall to the lobby to find out which room was his, he reportedly began screaming obscenities at them. He was taken into custody, though he attempted to resist, the report stated.

Southall was booked at about 4 a.m. on Monday morning and released at 6:13 p.m. that day. He appeared before a judge Monday afternoon, who ruled that Southall must pay court costs. No further court dates are scheduled, according to the sheriff’s office.

An email sent to Southall for comment was unanswered as of Tuesday. Ryan Lombardi, vice president of Student Affairs and Student Senate adviser could not be reached for comment.

 

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