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Country Singer Sam Hunt, Whose Hits Include The Song 'Drinkin’ Too Much,' Arrested In Nashville For Alleged DUI
Hunt is alleged to have been driving the wrong way down the road, and then gave police his credit card and passport when they asked him for his license.
Country singer Sam Hunt, whose hits include the song “Drinkin’ Too Much,” was arrested in Tennessee earlier this week for allegedly driving while under the influence.
Hunt, 34, was taken into custody in East Nashville at around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday on charges of driving under the influence and having an open container, WKRN reports.
Authorities first received a report about a driver going the wrong way in the northbound lanes in the Ellington Parkway area near Ben Allen Road, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by CNN. Police said that Hunt was pulled over after they noticed him swerving out of his lane several times. Once they made contact with Hunt in his vehicle, they noticed that his eyes were bloodshot, and that there was an “obvious odor consistent with alcoholic beverage” coming from him, the affidavit states.
Hunt was alone in the car when he was pulled over, and police said that they observed the presence of two empty beers next to him, according to the outlet. The singer also struggled to present his identification when asked, authorities said.
“The defendant had difficulty retrieving his [ID] and attempted to give a credit card and passport instead while his [Tennessee] driver license sat on his lap,” the affidavit reads.
The report also alleges that Hunt admitted to police to having recently consumed alcohol; he agreed to take a breathalyzer test, the results of which showed a blood alcohol content of .173, according to CNN.
Hunt was released from jail Thursday morning after posting $2,500 bond, WKRN reports. He is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 17, 2020.
Footage obtained and published by the outlet Thursday shows Hunt walking out of the jail with the hood of his sweater pulled up over his head.
He has not commented publicly on his arrest, and his representatives have yet to return a request for comment made by CNN.