Sam Hunt Indicted On 2019 DUI Charges

Sam Hunt has officially been indicted on charges stemming from his 2019 DUI incident in Nashville.

According to The TennesseanSam was indicted by a Davidson County grand jury last week. He will be formally charged with three counts: DUI, DUI per se, and for possession of an open container. His bond was set at $2,500.

Police were notified when another motorist spotted Hunt driving the wrong way on a Nashville-area road around 4 in the morning. When police conducted a BAC test, Hunt registered a blood alcohol level of 0.173, more than twice the legal limit.

In an interview with Hits Daily Double, Hunt owned up to the mistake:

“It happened. People in my camp were talking about suppressing it, but why would I be afraid to talk about it? If it happens, it’s true. I was raised and taught to respect alcohol. Moderation is important. I’ve never wanted to glorify it. It’s a cheap trick in country music, and I’ve always wanted to avoid that. I don’t like using drinking as a party song; for me, that wouldn’t be honest. I’ve never been the guy who shotguns a beer. I know people who partake that way, and I wouldn’t want to shake my finger or look down on them.

It’s not that I don’t drink at all, but I put myself in a position by being out, seeing friends at a show, leaving my phone in an Uber. We’d Uber’d all night, then went back to a friend’s house, had some pizza. I fell asleep on the couch, woke up groggy. I should’ve been more conscious, but I wasn’t. So I take responsibility.”

The minimum mandatory sentence for DUI in Tennessee is 48 hours in jail.

In other news, Sam Hunt has been dabbling a bit in the bluegrass world and it’s pretty intriguing. Who knows if that will be a direction he decides to take his music in the future, but at first glance, I like the idea of it.

Sitting on Top of the World

I’ve been playing some blue grass music with my brother in law Mason James Nolen this summer. He’s playing the mandolin here. He and I got together with Gaven Largent, Evan Winsor, Cody Kilby and Greg Davis and played some songs on the Bobby Bones Show this morning.

Posted by Sam Hunt on Monday, November 30, 2020

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