Courtesy Williamson County Sheriff’s Workplace Joe Don Rooney
Joe Don Rooney has been charged with DUI.
On Thursday, the Rascal Flatts guitarist, 45, was arrested and charged with a DUI after he crashed his car right into a tree round 4 a.m. that morning close to Franklin, Tennessee, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Workplace tells PEOPLE.
“The driving force crashed right into a tree line,” a sheriff’s workplace spokesperson tells PEOPLE. “[He] was arrested for DUI.”
The musician was booked into Williamson County jail Thursday morning earlier than being launched on $2,500 bail a number of hours later.
It is unclear if Rooney suffered accidents. When reached, a rep for the previous band had no remark.
Rooney’s arrest comes weeks after Rascal Flatts was awarded the Cliffie Stone Icon Award from the Academy of Country Music. Rooney accepted the award alongside former bandmate Jay DeMarcus, although Gary LeVox was absent.
Final yr, Rascal Flatts canceled its farewell tour and declared that they had no plans to reschedule it “for the foreseeable future.” On the awards ceremony final month, DeMarcus declared himself “unemployed” and pitched himself to the business members in the home.
“I’ve obtained a selected ability set. I can sit on a bus for seven to 9 hours straight in an empty car parking zone. I can shake fingers and pose for photos with as much as 80 individuals an evening,” he mentioned. “I can play the identical 28 songs in a row whereas remembering all of the adjustments in all of the lyrics, remembering the place to face and once I’m supposed to talk, everytime you want me to.”