Singer Aaron Carter was arrested on Saturday in Georgia under suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession.
Carter, 29, is facing several misdemeanor charges including DUI, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug related objects, Habersham County Captain Floyd Canup said in a CNN report. Carter’s girlfriend Madison Parker, was also arrested and charged with obstruction and two drug related charges.
The former child star is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter. He is best known for his 2000 album, "Aaron's Party (Come and Get It).” Carter was only 12 when the album, which went triple platinum, was released.
Before his arrest went public, Carter’s Twitter stated he was going to miss Saturday show in Kansas City because of "transportation issues."
Nick Carter tweeted out, “To my brother: I love u no matter what & if u feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better.”
Aaron Carter tweeted out a public statement on Sunday in which he dismissed his brother’s tweet and said he was targeted by police because he is a celebrity.
“If my own blood truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum?” Carter wrote. “That’s not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down. I love my family despite it through thick and thin.”
Carter also wrote in his statement that he has a medical marijuana license.
[Habersham County Sheriff's Office]