Lynn Anderson Arrested for DUI
Grammy- and CMA Award-winning country singer Lynn Anderson was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Nashville Thursday night (Sept. 11).
Anderson's vehicle was involved in an accident at the corner of West End and 31st Avenue in downtown Nashville at around 9 PM Thursday night, according to WKRN. When Metro officers responded to the scene, they noticed that Anderson appeared to be impaired.
According to an affadavit, the 66-year-old country star admitted to drinking alcohol and taking prescription medication prior to the accident. She was booked into the Metro jail, where she was released at about 4 AM on Friday morning (Sept. 12) after posting a $5,000 bond.
Anderson shot to stardom in the early '70s with her rendition of Joe South's '(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden,' which became a major pop crossover hit. Her other hits include 'Top of the World,' 'Listen to a Country Song, 'Fool Me' and 'Isn't It Always Love.' She was named the ACM's Top Female Vocalist in 1967 and 1970, and the CMA's Female Vocalist of the Year in 1971, and she also won a Grammy for Best Female Country Performance in 1971.
Anderson was previously arrested for DUI in Texas in December of 2004, and again in New Mexico in May of 2006. She was also charged with shoplifting and battery of a police officer in 2005, and has previously sought treatment at the Betty Ford Center.
The singer commented on her most recent arrest in a press release Friday:
I apologize for the choices I made and subsequent actions on Thursday evening that ultimately resulted in the accident. By the grace of God, I am very grateful that no one was injured as a result. I am committed to the accountable steps that I will be facing on the road to recovery and am deeply sorry for anyone that I have harmed along this path.
Anderson is due to appear in court on Nov. 20.