Metro Nashville Police Department via Chris Conte / Twitter
Early Thursday morning (Nov. 21), country singer Sam Hunt was arrested for driving under the influence and having an open container.
The arrest warrant, according to WKRN, says the police were notified of a vehicle going south in the northbound lanes of Ellington Parkway near Ben Allen Road in East Nashville. When police arrived to the scene, they say the driver was swerving in and out of the lane.
Police pulled the vehicle over and asked for identification. The driver – who smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes – had two empty beers next to him. After attempting to give the police officers his credit card, and then his passport, the driver finally provided them with his Tennessee driver’s license.
The driver was identified as country singer Sam Hunt.
Hunt was the only person in his vehicle and did admit to drinking alcohol “recently.” Police conducted a sobriety test in the field and confirmed his blood alcohol level was .173, over twice the legal limit.
The “Body Like A Backroad” singer was released from jail around 9AM on a $2,500 bond. He will appear in court on Jan 17, 2020.
Hunt has yet to make a statement since his arrest. Watch the video below of his release from jail.