He’s owning up to his faults. Sam Hunt apologized for driving drunk while taking to Twitter with a heartfelt message on Friday, November 22. The country singer expressed his regrets for hopping behind the wheel, only one day after he was arrested for allegedly driving the wrong way down an East Nashville road.
“Thursday night I decided to drive myself home after drinking at a friend’s show in downtown Nashville,” he wrote. “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.”
Several fans were showing love to the singer, 34, after his admission, tweeting supportive messages in response after the incident. “It’s OK, keep your head up! Everyone makes mistakes and we still love you,” one wrote.
“I respect you for admitting your wrongdoing. I’ll always be a fan. Hope to see you live one day,” another replied. “It was a mistake. Thank goodness you or anyone else was not hurt. Live and learn. Thank you for addressing it,” a third added.
In Touch confirmed the performer was whisked away in cuffs for a DUI and open-container violation on November 21. Hunt was seen driving south in northbound lanes, and when officers followed him, he was having “difficulty staying in the lane of travel and crossed the center divide several times before a stop was initiated,” a court affidavit revealed.
Leading up to his arrest, Hunt consented to a breathalyzer and blew above the legal limit with a result of .173. The crooner’s bond was set at $2,500, but he’s already been released from jail, according to a video from ABC affiliate WKRN-TV News.
Metro police told In Touch the investigation remains open, and Hunt will have to appear in court again in a few months on January 17, 2020, at 10:30 a.m.
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Fellow country singer Riley Green recently spoke out about Hunt’s arrest on the radio station WGNA 107.7, addressing how he is sure his friend will “bounce back,” even though he knows it will be a “tough time” for him.
Green concluded, “It’s an awful thing, and of course, everyone makes mistakes.”
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