Country Singer Sam Hunt Arrested for DUI

Sam Hunt, a country singer was arrested for driving under the influence in Nashville, Thursday morning.

According to an arrest warrant, Hunt was allegedly driving the wrong way on Ellington Parkway in the early morning hours Thursday before exiting at Cleveland Street towards Gallatin Avenue.

Hunt, 34, was charged with DUI and open container violation after his arrest in Davidson County, according to online court records. He was granted $2,500 bond.

“Once the stop was initiated and contact made there was an obvious odor consistent with alcoholic beverage coming from the defendant as well as red bloodshot and watery eyes,” the arrest report alleges. “There were two empty beers in the vehicle next to the driver. The defendant had difficulty retrieving his ID and attempted to give a credit card and passport instead while his TN driver license sat on his lap.”

According to police, Sam Hunt showed “numerous signs of impairment on all tests conducted. After being advised of Miranda and TN implied consent the defendant consented to a breath test.” The police report states that Hunt’s blood alcohol level was .173, which is more than twice the legal limit.

Hunt has been scheduled for a hearing Jan. 17. It was not immediately clear if he had retained legal representation.

Sam Hunt released his latest single, “Kinfolks,” in October.

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