Country star Sam Hunt arrested for DUI in Tennessee

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He was booked at about 6:30 a.m. When the police arrived to the scene officers said Hunt smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and tried to give his credit card when asked for a driver's license, Nashville's WKRN reports.

Hunt was charged with driving under the influence and possessing an open container.

The report said the driver was traveling the wrong way on northbound Ellington Parkway near Ben Allen Road. Two empty beers were next to him in the vehicle, the report said.

Police said Hunt had a hard time finding his license and tried to hand them his passport and credit card instead.

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Hunt consented to a Breathalyzer test, blowing a.173, which is over twice the legal limit. As a result, police officers pulled him over.

The incident occurred early Thursday morning in Nashville, Tenn.

© Provided by American Media, LLC Country Singer Sam Hunt Arrested for DUI Mugshot The officer also claims that Hunt "admitted to consuming alcohol recently".

According to court records, he was released Thursday after posting a $2,500 bond.

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The country star is best known for his platinum-selling album, 2014′s "Montevallo", and hit singles such as "Body Like a Back Road", "Take Your Time", "House Party" and "Leave the Night On". A court date has been set for January 17, 2020.

Global News has reached out to a representative of Hunt seeking comment.

Hunt married his longtime love Hannah Lee Fowler in April 2017.

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