Sam Hunt Issues Apology Following DUI Arrest: ‘It Was A Poor And Selfish Decision’

Sam Hunt; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Sam Hunt; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Sam Hunt; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Sam Hunt has issued an apology following his arrest for an alleged DUI in Nashville earlier this week.

“Wednesday night I decided to drive myself home after drinking at a friend’s show in downtown Nashville,” the 34-year-old singer/songwriter wrote on Twitter Friday afternoon (Nov. 22). “It was a poor and selfish decision and I apologize to everyone who was unknowingly put at risk and let down by it.”

He closed his note by assuring fans he’s learned his lesson.

“It won’t happen again,” he said.

According to the police report, Hunt was booked in a Metro Nashville jail Thursday morning (Nov. 21) on charges of driving under the influence and possessing an open container. Police responded to the scene after receiving a call reporting a vehicle going the wrong way down Ellington Parkway, the warrant said.

Upon arrival, officers found Hunt reportedly swerving in and out of his lane. They reported that they found two empty cans of beer in the passenger’s seat and that Hunt smelled of “an obvious odor consistent with alcoholic beverage.”

The report states that Hunt agreed to field sobriety test and that he “numerous signs of impairment” when trying to complete it. The warrant alleges Hunt’s blood alcohol content level was .173 (the legal limit in the state of Tennessee is .08).

According to court records, the “Kinfolks” singer was released that same morning on a $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to report back to court on January 17.

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