Monday , April 23, 2018

Singer Aaron Carter, girlfriend arrested in Georgia

CORNELIA — Authorities said singer Aaron Carter and his girlfriend have been arrested on DUI (driving under the influence) and drug charges in Georgia.

Habersham County Sheriff's Office spokesman Captain Floyd Canup said the 29-year-old Carter and Madison Parker were arrested Saturday. Carter was released on bail Sunday.

Canup said Parker is eligible for bail but has not been released and still remains in jail for "unknown reasons."

Carter is accused of drunken driving and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and paraphernalia. Parker was arrested for obstruction, possession of less than one ounce of pot and paraphernalia.

Carter's vehicle was stopped on a highway in Cornelia, which is about 130 kilometers northeast of Atlanta.

Carter was scheduled to perform in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday night. A tweet from his account hours before the show said he wouldn't make it because of "transportation issues."

Carter is the younger brother of Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys. (AP)