Actor Garrett Hedlund reportedly arrested for public intoxication


Garret Hedlund's arrest comes shortly after he and fellow actor Emma Roberts reportedly called it quits. Photo: TNS

Actor Garrett Hedlund is reportedly out of jail after he was arrested Saturday night (Jan 22) in Tennessee for public intoxication.

The Friday Night Lights star was released from the Franklin County jail on a US$2,100 (RM8,792) bond, according to a Sunday report from TMZ. His arrest comes shortly after he and fellow actor Emma Roberts reportedly called it quits.

Hedlund, 37, and Roberts, 30, began dating in March 2019 and welcomed their only child together, Rhodes Robert Hedlund, in December 2020. In January 2021, Roberts celebrated the birth of their son via Instagram by posting a sweet photo of herself and baby Rhodes.

“Thank you 2020 for getting one thing right,” the American Horror Story star captioned the picture. “Our bright light Rhodes Robert Hedlund.”

According to TMZ, Hedlund was already on three years’ probation for driving under the influence in January 2020. Per People magazine, a mother and daughter – who claim they were “severely” injured in a “horrible head-on crash” with Hedlund the day of his 2020 DUI arrest – had filed a lawsuit against the Tron: Legacy actor.

The complaint alleges that Hedlund’s blood alcohol level during the collision was more than four times the legal limit, at 36%. The plaintiffs are asking for punitive damages and a jury trial.

The day before his Saturday public intoxication incident, Hedlund – who is also a recording artiste – released his latest single, The Road. He joined Instagram on Monday in order to promote the song and hasn’t posted since.

According to the Internet Movie Database, Hedlund is filming The Ploughmen, a movie about a friendship between a deputy sheriff and a murderer, directed and written by Oscar-nominated actor Ed Harris. – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service

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