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Lebanon councilwoman charged with public intoxication after meeting

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Kathy Warmath (Source: Lebanon Police Department) Kathy Warmath (Source: Lebanon Police Department)
LEBANON, TN (WSMV) -

A Lebanon City Council member was arrested after a meeting on Tuesday night.

Ward 6 Councilwoman Kathy Warmath was booked into the Wilson County Jail on charges of public intoxication.

Police said officers arrived at Lebanon City Hall around 7 p.m. and found Warmath in the parking lot as she was attempting to enter her vehicle.

Warmath seemed impaired and was arrested for her own safety and that of the public, according to police.

Wilson County officials told Channel 4 it was apparent Warmath was struggling during the meeting. They also said they hope she gets some help.

Last year, Warmath proposed that the Lebanon Fire Department be banned from using emergency vehicles to run errands or go to lunch.

She drafted a resolution to prohibit the use of engines to go to restaurants, grocery stores or any other purpose not related to official city business. The council eventually dropped the bill.

A few days after she proposed that bill, Channel 4 got a tip that police patrols were excessive near the councilwoman's address.

The Lebanon police log showed they sent extra patrols to her residence 175 times between March and September of last year.

Channel 4 spoke to her then. She said she only called the police four times because of a suspicious man.

The police chief said it was out of the ordinary and was far beyond any other residential patrols.

Warmath said she didn't tie up police resources and that she just wanted to protect her community.

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