Sam Hunt; Photo Courtesy of CMT
Sam Hunt; Photo Courtesy of CMT

Sam Hunt Pleads Guilty To DUI Charges, Sentenced To Serve Jail Time & Temporarily Lose License

Sam Hunt pleaded guilty to his 2019 DUI charges.

The country superstar has pleaded guilty and was sentenced in his 2019 misdemeanor DUI charges on Wednesday (Aug. 18) in Davidson County Circuit Court, according to The Tennessean.

Hunt virtually appeared in court via a video conference from his Nashville home, wearing a button down shirt and represented by Attorney Rob McKinney.

The outlet reported that Hunt is set to serve 48-hours in an “alternative sentencing facility” called DUI Education Centers for two counts of DUI. The “Breaking Up Was Easy In The ’90s” singer will also lose his license temporarily for 1 year and is required to have “an interlock installed in his vehicle when his license is reinstated.”

He pleaded guilty to two counts of DUI and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail with all time except for 48 hours suspended.

Sam Hunt Arrested for Alleged DUI in East Nashville

Hunt was arrested the morning of November 21 at 6:30am after allegedly driving drunk, the wrong way down an East Nashville road, as previously reported by WKRN News. Hunt was booked into the Nashville Metro Prison around 6:30am on charges of driving under the influence and having open containers of alcohol with him.

According to the arrest warrant, police were notified early that morning that a driver was traveling south in the northbound lanes of Ellington Parkway near Ben Allen Road. When officers responded to the report, they seen the vehicle going the wrong way, swerving in and out of his lane and a traffic stop was initiated.

Police identified the driver as country superstar Sam Hunt, smelling of alcohol and having bloodshot eyes with two empty beers next to him, investigators said. Hunt then having difficulties providing the officer with his drivers license, attempting to hand the officers his credit card and passport. He was the only person in the vehicle at the time and admitted that he was drinking alcohol “recently.”

The arrest warrant indicates Hunt had a blood alcohol content of .173. Hunt was released from jail around 9 a.m. on a $2,500 bond.

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