Country singer Trace Adkins was sentenced to two days in jail and won’t be able to drive for a year after pleading guilty to drunken driving. Adkins also admitted Monday in Williamson County (Tenn.) General Sessions Court that he violated the open container law and was speeding when a Nolensville police officer pulled him over in early July.
The officer said he stopped Adkins for driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone. The singer said he was returning home from his farm in neighboring Rutherford County. In his report, the officer said Adkins smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet. Adkins was held in jail several hours before being released on $1,000 bond.
The singer’s publicist said Adkins “feels embarrassed and concerned about the incident.” The sentence is the minimum for drunken driving in Tennessee.
Adkins, a 39-year-old native of Springhill, La., has scored hits including “(This Ain’t No) Thinkin’ Thing” and “Every Light in the House.” His latest Capitol set, “Chrome,” debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart late last month.
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