Sam Hunt has pleaded guilty and received sentencing in his 2019 DUI case.
According to The Tennessean, today he has pleaded guilty to two counts of DUI in the Davidson County Circuit Court and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail.
Under the plea, all of the jail time will be suspended save for 48 hours, which will be served alternatively at the DUI Education Centers in addition to completing an alcohol safety course. Hunt will also lose his driver’s license for a year and be required to have an interlock installed in his car when his license is reinstated.
“I put myself in a position by being out, seeing friends at a show, leaving my phone in an Uber,” he said in an interview with HITS Daily Double. “We’d Uber’d all night, then went back to a friend’s house, had some pizza. I fell asleep on the couch, woke up groggy. I should’ve been more conscious, but I wasn’t. So I take responsibility.”
The incident occurred in 2019 after police were notified that a driver was going the wrong way down Ellington Parkway in Nashville around 4am. After they conducted a BAC test, he registered a blood alcohol over twice the legal limit at a level of 0.173.
The Nashville-based singer pleaded guilty to two counts of DUI and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail with all time suspended except for 48 hours.
— Tennessean (@Tennessean) August 18, 2021