June 22, 2022

Tennessee secretary of state Tre Hargett was arrested for driving beneath the affect late Friday evening whereas leaving Bonnaroo Music and Arts Pageant in Manchester, Tennessee, Related Press stories.

“On Friday evening after leaving the Bonnaroo Music Pageant, I used to be stopped by the Tullahoma Police Division and subsequently arrested for DUI,” Hargett mentioned in a press release Saturday. “Driving Below the Affect is a severe 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 data, 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 court docket 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 newest in his rising record of latest blunders, together with his option to preserve a bust of Accomplice basic/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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