Sam Hunt Makes First Statement Since DUI Arrest: “It Was a Poor Decision & I Apologize”

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The day after being arrested for DUI in Nashville on Nov. 21, Sam Hunt released a statement via Twitter, saying: “Wednesday night I decided to drive myself home after drinking at a friend’s show in downtown Nashville. 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.”

Sam was arrested for driving under the influence and having an open container in Nashville on Nov. 21, according to a report from WKRN.com.

According to the arrest warrant, police were notified that a driver was traveling the wrong way on a Nashville road. Officers located the vehicle going the wrong way and pulled the car over. The driver, identified as Sam Hunt, had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. A field sobriety test was administered. Sam had a blood alcohol content of .173. The legal limit in Tennessee is below .08.

Sam was arrested around 6:30 a.m. and later released from jail around 9 a.m. on Nov. 21 on a $2,500 bond. His court date is Jan. 17, 2020.

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