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Sam Hunt arrested in Nashville on DUI charges

Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested in Nashville Thursday morning on driving under the influence and possessing an open container charges.

The Cedartown native, who performed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium last week as part of the ATLive series, had a blood alcohol content of .173 according to the arrest warrant obtained by People. The Tennessee legal limit is .08.

In this handout provided by the Nashville Police Department, country singer Sam Hunt poses for a mugshot image after being arrested on DUI charges November 21, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Nashville Police Department via Getty Images)
Photo: Handout/Getty Images

Hunt, 34, was the only person in the vehicle and agreed to a field sobriety test, during which he showed “numerous signs of impairment.”

According to court records, Hunt was taken to Metro Nashville jail about 6:30 a.m. He was released on $2,500 bond a few hours later and is due in Nashville court on Jan. 17.

The singer is known for his country crossover hits “Body Like a Back Road” and “Take Your Time.”

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.