Chris Young was arrested on disorderly conduct charges on Monday, Jan. 22, in Nashville, with multiple media outlets reporting that the arrest took place at the Dawg House on Demonbreun Street in downtown Nashville at about 8:30PM. Young allegedly assaulted an agent of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission, who were conducting compliance checks in the area at the time.
According to The Tennesseean, the incident began at Tin Roof on Demonbreun Street, where agents say they entered the bar and 38-year-old Young held his ID above his head. Agents scanned it to check validity and walked away – however, Young began asking questions while videotaping them. TABC agents then moved on to the Dawg House bar, which is next door. but as one agent tried to leave the Dawg House, Young “put his hands out to stop me from leaving the bar and struck me on the shoulder.” That agent pushed Young to create distance, at which time an altercation ensued, with customers ‘yelling and screaming’, coming between them. When a second agent tried to intervene, Young started to walk backward and would not comply with his orders, at which point he was put in handcuffs. The agents’ report says the singer’s eyes were bloodshot and watery, and he had slurred speech.
According to court records filed Tuesday morning, Young was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault of an officer; he has since been released.
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