Sam Hunt, Multiple-Time Grammy Nominee, Arrested for DUI in Nashville

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Sam Hunt is likely singing a rather sad tune right about now.

The beloved country singer was arrested on Thursday for driving under the influence and violating open container law, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department have confirmed to E! News and other outlets.

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According to online records, the 34-year-old artist was booked into the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility at around 6:00 a.m. and was then released a little after 9:00 a.m. on a $2,500 bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court on January 17, 2020.

Here is Hunt's fairly relaxed and sort of happy-looking mug shot:

Sam Hunt Mug Shot

The police report states that Hunt crossed the center divide of the street on which he was driving several times in his vehicle.

He then spent a few moments searching for his ID, cops say, even though it was openly sitting on his lap. Oops!

From there, Hunt took a field sobriety test and allegedly showed numerous signs of impairment on all tests conducted at the scene. Heck, there were even two empty beer cans next to him in the car.

Hunt's blood alcohol level was .173, more than twice the legal limit in Tennessee.

Sam Hunt Photo

Police also say Hunt --  whose hits include a track titled "Drinkin' Too Much" -- handed cops a credit card and a passport after they initially asked for his driver's license.

They also say he admitted to "recently" drinking.

It sounds like the guy was totally wasted!

Sam Hunt

The officers who pulled Hunt identified the driver and claimed "there was an obvious odor consistent with alcoholic beverage."

Moreover, they reported Hunt -- who has been nominated for four Grammy Awards -- had "red bloodshot and watery eyes."

The singer, who rose to fame five years ago, recently released a new single, “Kinfolks," and has been performing live for fans across the nation of late.

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News of his arrest comes just a month after he performed at CMT’s Artists of the Year awards show in October.

The singer appeared on stage to sing a gender-bending rendition of Reba McEntire’s hit, “Fancy.”

He is yet to comment on the troubling and dangerous incident.

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