June 22, 2022

Tennessee secretary of state Tre Hargett was arrested for driving below the affect late Friday night time whereas leaving Bonnaroo Music and Arts Competition in Manchester, Tennessee, Related Press experiences.

“On Friday night time after leaving the Bonnaroo Music Competition, I used to be stopped by the Tullahoma Police Division and subsequently arrested for DUI,” Hargett stated in a press release Saturday. “Driving Underneath the Affect is a critical matter, and I remorse the circumstances that led to my arrest. I respect legislation enforcement and can belief the authorized course of as we transfer ahead.”

Per jail information, Hargett was booked into the Espresso County Jail shortly after midnight Saturday and launched just a few hours later. He’s scheduled to look in courtroom on July 14th.

Hargett, a Republican, was a member of the Tennessee Home of Representatives from 1996 to 2006. He was elected as secretary of state in 2009 and reelected in 2013, 2017 and 2021. His DUI is simply the most recent in his rising checklist of latest blunders, together with his option to preserve a bust of Accomplice common/Ku Klux Klan chief Nathan Bedford Forest within the state capitol and implementing voter suppression techniques.

Bonnaroo 2022 included units from Instrument, The Chicks, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Stevie Nicks, and extra.

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