Sam Hunt arrested on DUI charges in Nashville


Country music singer Sam Hunt was arrested Thursday in Tennessee for doing what one of his well-known songs suggests - "Drinkin' Too Much". He was the only person in the vehicle at the time and admitted that he was drinking alcohol "recently".

Hunt was released from custody on a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on January 17.

Hunt was the only person in the auto and allegedly struggled to provide officers with his driving licence, instead trying to give them his credit card and passport, police say.

According to MNPD reports, Two empty beers were found in the vehicle next to the driver.

Sam Hunt was arrested for driving while intoxicated after reportedly driving the wrong way down a road in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (November 21).

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In his mugshot, Hunt's eyes look bloodshot, and he gives a smirk to the camera.

In response to the affidavit, he then tried to current the police his bank card and passport as a substitute of his driver's license, which was sitting on his lap.

ET confirmed that Hunt was booked at the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility around 6:30 a.m. local time and was released after posting the $2,500 bond around 9 a.m. He agreed to a field sobriety test, quickly demonstrating "numerous signs of impairment", which police revealed was recorded on the officer's auto dash camera. He used to be released from detention heart hours later at 9AM native time on a $2,500 bond.

Sam Hunt was born in Georgia but his musical career originated in Nashville as early as 2008.

The news of Hunt's arrest comes a month after he performed Reba McEntire's "Fancy" at CMT's Artist of the Year award show and debuted his latest single, "Kinfolks".