We’ve all made mistakes or poor choices in life. Sometimes those poor choices present us with an embarrassing situation that enables us to learn from and do better next time. However, the decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol doesn’t just affect the one making the choice, but can have far-reaching implications on others, too.
On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, the Huffington Post reports that country music singer Sam Hunt has pleaded guilty to the charge of drinking and driving.
According to court records, Hunt pleaded guilty to the charge for an incident that took place in 2019 in Tennessee in Davidson County. He was charged with violating the state’s open container law and drinking while under the influence of alcohol.
In a statement, Hunt apologized to his fans and told reporters he had made a “poor and selfish decision” to drive himself home after attending the show of a friend in Nashville.
Davidson County District Court Judge Amanda McClendon sentenced Huntt to 11 months and 29 days. The sentence was suspended minus 48 hours so that he can attend the DUI Education Center. The center serves as an alternative sentencing facility in the state. Hunt has also lost his driver’s license for one year and must complete an alcohol safety course.
After Hunt regains his license, he is required to have an alcohol interlock installed in his vehicle.