Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter was arrested Saturday night for alleged drunken driving, Huntington Beach, Calif., police said.
Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter was arrested Saturday night for alleged drunken driving, Huntington Beach, Calif., police said. Carter, 25, was behind the wheel of a vehicle observed committing a traffic violation when police stopped him, according to police Lt. Dave Bunetta said.
"The officer that stopped him noticed some traffic violation was occurring," Bunetta said. "When he was contacted by the officers they conducted an investigation which would include field sobriety tests and they formed the opinion he was under the influence."
Carter was arrested and booked for investigation of drunken driving and his vehicle was impounded, Bunetta said.
"Nick Carter deeply regrets the current situation. He is on doctor-prescribed medication and was unaware of its interaction possibilities," his publicist said in a statement.
As previously reported, the Backstreet Boys will begin a North American tour March 21 in New York. A new album is due in July via Jive.
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