The Rascal Flatts guitarist was arrested following a motorized vehicle crash shortly after 4 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9 in Nashville, Tennessee.
In keeping with an affidavit, police stated Rooney knowledgeable them he was driving his BMW in the course of the early morning hours when a deer ran out in entrance of his automobile, TMZ reported.
The 46-year-old stated he veered off of the street to keep away from hitting the deer, inflicting him to crash into timber. Police, nonetheless, stated he smelled of alcohol and that he admitted to having “yet one more than I ought to have” whereas at a pal’s home for drinks.
Rooney additionally instructed police he performed golf earlier within the day. Police stated within the docs that they performed a number of subject sobriety assessments, which he failed. He was arrested for DUI and booked into the Williamson County Jail. He was later launched after posting a $2,500 bond.
Final week, his former bandmate Gary LeVox claimed he hasn’t spoken to Rooney lately, however was “heartbroken” to listen to the information of his arrest.
“However you realize what? I believe God will get your consideration in several methods. I simply want him the perfect, and I hope he will get every little thing that he must get properly and maintain no matter points he is received occurring. There’s energy in prayer,” LeVox stated.
In the identical interview with Individuals, LeVox opened up about Rascal Flatts’ demise. The nation trio, made up of LeVox, Rooney and Jay DeMarcus, are recognized for chart-topping hits like “Bless the Damaged Highway,” “My Want,” and “What Hurts the Most.” However issues received sophisticated in 2020 when the three appeared on “CBS This Morning” to announce they’d be going on a farewell tour titled “Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is A Freeway Tour.”
The tour by no means kicked off because of the coronavirus pandemic. Rooney additionally give up unexpectedly, LeVox stated.
“I wasn’t comfortable that Joe Don give up,” he revealed, including that his bandmate’s departure “form of got here out of nowhere.”
“It was like, ‘Let me attempt to wrap my head round this.’ After which I actually wasn’t okay with the pandemic, which canceled every little thing. I hate the way in which that it ended. I hate that we did not get to do that farewell tour. I cannot stand the truth that it simply feels there is no closure with one thing that we have been so blessed with. That may at all times be in my coronary heart.”