Hootie just got hauled in and arrested in Tennessee for these charges

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Hootie and the Blowfish frontman turned country star Darius Rucker isn’t known for being a bad boy of music.

But now it seems his wagon wheels have veered off course.

Because Hootie just got hauled in and arrested in Tennessee for these charges.

Former Hootie & The Blowfish frontman turned country music star, Darius Rucker, has been arrested in Nashville and charged with drug possession.

Arrested and facing 3 drug charges

TMZ first broke the story that Rucker had been arrested and taken into custody on February 1 in Williamson County, Tennessee, and is facing three misdemeanor charges.

One of the charges was reported to be simply due to expired tags on his car. 

The other two charges facing Hootie are for “simple possession/casual exchange of a controlled substance.” 

TMZ reported Rucker was only in police custody for an hour before he was able to post bail and was released.

His arrest records show his offense was defined as “simple possession/casual exchange.” 

The drug charge is considered the “lowest drug charge in Tennessee and is used in cases where a defendant is found with illegal drugs in their possession, but no evidence that they might be dealing, delivering, or manufacturing.”

As of yet, there is no indication of what penalties Rucker may face for the misdemeanor charges, and this is a developing story.

Not the first country star in trouble with the law

Rucker’s problems with the law follow another high-profile country artist who was arrested.

Last September, country music newcomer and rising star Zach Bryan was arrested in Oklahoma for “obstruction of investigation,” a misdemeanor. 

The singer was booked into the county jail and then arrested a few hours later.

Bryan discussed his arrest in a message posted to social media, saying:

“Today I had an incident with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Emotions got the best of me and I was out of line in the things I said,” Bryan wrote.

He also added that he supports law enforcement and was caught in a moment of frustration. 

“It was unlike me and I apologize. They brought me to jail, and there is a mug shot of me floating around. Prayers we can all move on from this and prayers people know I’m just trying the best I can, I love you guys and I am truly sorry to the officers.”

And more recently, on January 22, Grand Old Opry member and singer Chris Young was arrested “after he allegedly engaged officers as they completed a compliance check at a bar in Midtown Nashville.” 

These latest arrests put Young, Rucker, and Bryan in with some good company.

Country legends George Jones, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Joe Hank Williams, and others found themselves on the wrong side of the law on a number of occasions.

And Morgan Wallen, Sam Hunt, and more recent country singers have also wound up in trouble with the law.

But the arrest of Darius Rucker took everyone by surprise, given his image of being one of the “good guys” in the country music industry.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.