NASHVILLE – Nation music star Sam Hunt, indicted following his DUI 2019 arrest in Nashville, pleaded responsible to misdemeanor DUI expenses on Wednesday in Davidson County Circuit Court docket.
Hunt entered the plea in courtroom for a listening to on the case in July earlier than Decide Amanda McClendon within the downtown Nashville Historic Courthouse.
The Nashville-based singer pleaded responsible to 2 counts of DUI and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail with all time suspended apart from 48 hours.
Below the plea, he agreed to serve the jail stint on the DUI Schooling Facilities, an alternate sentencing facility, and full an alcohol security course. He may even lose his license for one 12 months and is required to have an interlock put in in his automobile when his license is reinstated.
Had he gone to trial and been convicted Hunt confronted greater than two years in jail.
Hunt, carrying some time button down shirt, appeared through video convention from what seemed to be one in all his Nashville houses. He’s represented by Legal professional Rob McKinney.
Hunt just lately collaborated with singer Ingrid Andress on the new single “Wishful Drinking.” It is Hunt’s first new recording since 2020’s Southside.
On Wednesday, “Wishful Consuming” stood at No. 40 on Billboard Music nation charts.
Greater than two instances the authorized restrict
A Davidson County grand jury indicted Hunt, 36, in December on expenses of first-offense DUI, one other DUI cost and an open container violation in reference to his Nov. 21, 2019, arrest by Metro Nashville police.
The open container cost was dropped as a part of his plea deal Wednesday, mentioned Assistant State Legal professional Seth Colon, who prosecuted the case.
On the day of the offense, Colon mentioned, the “Physique Like a Again Highway” singer drove the mistaken method on Ellington Parkway simply after 4 a.m. earlier than exiting at Cleveland Avenue in direction of Gallatin Avenue.
Police pulled Hunt over on Fifth Avenue and he admitted to consuming alcohol, Colon mentioned.
Sobriety assessments have been carried out within the area and have been captured on an MNPD dashboard digital camera. Hunt examined with a blood alcohol stage of 0.173, properly over the authorized restrict of 0.08, Colon mentioned.
After his arrest, Hunt apologized for his actions on social media.
“It was a poor and egocentric resolution,” he wrote. “And I apologize to everybody who was
unknowingly put in danger and let down by it. It gained’t occur once more.”
Natalie Neysa Alund is predicated in Nashville at The Tennessean and covers breaking information throughout the South for the USA TODAY Community. Attain her at firstname.lastname@example.org and observe her on Twitter @nataliealund.