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Sam Hunt arrested: Country star held on DUI charges in Nashville

sam hunt arrested on dui charges in nashville
Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested in Nashville on Thursday morning. Pic credit: @ImageCollect/Tonya Wise/AdMedia

On Thursday morning, country singer Sam Hunt was arrested after he was discovered driving the wrong way down a road in Nashville.

The singer was held on DUI charges but has since been released on bond. He now has a court date set for next year based on the charges.

Sam Hunt arrested on DUI charges

Hunt was arrested after he was allegedly found intoxicated and driving the wrong way down an East Nashville road, according to a WIVB 4 report.

The incident occurred on Ellington Parkway near Ben Allen Road. Officers were informed that a car was spotted heading south in the northbound lanes.

As officers showed up in the area, they allegedly found Hunt’s vehicle going the wrong way. Reports also indicate that Hunt was “swerving in and out of his lane.”

That brought about a traffic stop, during which the driver, identified as Sam Hunt, admitted to officers that he had been drinking alcohol “recently.” In addition, the police said he smelled of alcohol and had two empty beers next to him in the vehicle. It was also reported that Hunt’s eyes were bloodshot.

Hunt booked, later released on bond

The country singer was the only person in the vehicle at the time, and allegedly had trouble giving the officers his Tennessee license when he was asked for it. Officers said the singer attempted to give them his passport and his credit card.

The police gave Hunt a field sobriety test, which was recorded on their dashcam video. As of this report, the footage had yet to be released by police, despite a request from a news outlet. Hunt’s blood-alcohol level was reported as .173 on the arrest warrant.

The singer was booked at 6:30 a.m. into the Metro jail. He was charged with driving under the influence and having an open container, per the police report.

Hunt was latest released on a $2,500 bond around 9 a.m. on Thursday morning.

According to an E! News video report, the singer will appear in court on January 17, 2020, for his charges.

Who is country singer Sam Hunt?

Sam Hunt was born in Georgia but his musical career originated in Nashville as early as 2008. He won New Artist of the Year at the 2015 American Music Awards and the 2015 Breakthrough Video of the Year award for Leave the Night On.

In addition, he’s been nominated four times for different Grammy Awards including two in 2018 for Body Like a Back Road.

Hunt is also known for songs including House Party and Drinking’ Too Much. Just recently, he released the new single, Kinfolks.

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