Charge Dropped Against Developer David Chase

Posted at 10:50 AM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 14:18:26-04

A charge of public intoxication against high-profile Nashville developer David Chase has been dropped.

According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police, officers were called to a parking lot at 1214 Demonbreun Street by an employee.  

Police said Chase had red, watery eyes and smelled of alcohol.  

He was unsteady on his feet and refused to leave the property at least three times, according to police documents. 

As officers approached him, police said he turned to walk away. Investigators said due to the level of intoxication, he could not take “reasonable care of himself.”  

He was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.

On Friday afternoon, documents showed the case against Chase had been dismissed. Details on the reason behind the dismissal had not been released.

In 2014, the Nashville developer found himself at the center of a media firestorm, charged with assaulting his former girlfriend twice in the same day.

But after Chase became the poster boy for domestic violence, the case began to unravel amid questions about the alleged victim's story. (More: Developer David Chase Speaks About Bogus Domestic Assault Charges)

On July 1, all charges were dismissed