Morgan Wallen Arrested for Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct in Nashville Saturday Night
According to Nashville's WKRN News 2, police arrested the 27-year-old "Up Down" singer sometime around 11PM on Saturday night after observing the club's security guards kick Wallen out after he began kicking glass items inside the establishment.
According to the arrest report, Wallen refused to walk away with his friends after officers gave him several chances, and he got into several verbal confrontations with passersby. Officers said Wallen bore a strong odor of alcohol and that he posed a danger to himself and the public. They arrested him for "being intoxicated in public, unable to take care of himself, and the reasonable likelihood the offense would continue," according to WKRN.
Wallen's bond was set at $500 for the two charges stemming from his arrest. Per Fox 17 Nashville, he was released after posting bond at 1:47AM local time.
On Sunday evening (May 24), Wallen tweeted that the incident occured after he and "a few old friends ... were horse-playing with each other" after having visited a couple of bars. "We didn't mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected," the singer added.
"Thank you to the local authorities for being so professional and doing their job with class," Wallen commented in a second tweet. "Love y’all."
Wallen first came to national attention by competing on The Voice in 2014, and he's scored a string of No. 1 hits, beginning in 2017 with his collaboration on "Up Down" with Florida Georgia Line and continuing with "Whiskey Glasses" and "Chasin' You." He recently released a new single titled "More Than My Hometown."
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