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Hunt arrested on drunk driving charge

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Sam Hunt was arrested and charged with operating under the influence early Thursday morning in east Nashville.

Hunt was arrested after allegedly driving the wrong way on a street.

Hunt, 34, was also charged with having an open container, according to TV station WKRN. He was booked into jail at about 6:30 a.m. and released at about 9 a.m. on a $2,500 bond. He is slated to return to court on Jan. 17, 2020.

The station said that officers responded to reports of a wrong-way driver. Hunt was said to have been swerving as well. The station said, "Police said the driver, identified as Hunt, smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. There were also two empty beers next to him, investigators added."

"Hunt had difficulty providing his Tennessee license, which was in his lap, and attempted to hand over his credit card and passport, officers explained. Court documents reveal Hunt was the only person in the vehicle and that he admitted to drinking alcohol 'recently.'"

Hunt took a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol content of .173.

Hunt has enjoyed huge hits with "Body Like a Back Road," "House Party" and "Drinkin' Too Much."

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