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Sam Hunt Apologizes After DUI Arrest: 'It Won't Happen Again'

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Eric Ryan Anderson
Sam Hunt photographed on June 9 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

Sam Hunt has released a statement after his arrest early Thursday morning (Nov. 21), following charges of driving under the influence in Nashville.

“Wednesday night I decided to drive myself home after drinking at a friend’s show in downtown Nashville,” Hunt tweeted. “It was a poor and selfish decision and I apologize to everyone who was unknowingly put at risk and let down by it. It won’t happen again.”

Hunt was reportedly driving down the wrong way of Nashville’s Ellington Parkway with two open containers in his car when police pulled him over.

According to Davidson County’s Criminal Court Clerk records, Hunt was arrested and booked on Nov. 21 and charged with a misdemeanor for an open container as well as DUI charges.

An arrest warrant shows Hunt had a blood alcohol level of .173. The singer is due to appear in court on Jan. 17, 2020. He was released from jail at 9 a.m. on a $2,500 bond.


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