The Republican candidate for state secretary, Tre Hargett, has expressed his regret for the events that led to his arrest and detention.
After leaving a concert, the Republican candidate for Secretary of State in Tennessee was stopped by police on suspicion that he was driving under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently detained.
According to a statement that Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett released, he was stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol after leaving the Bonnaroo Music Festival on Friday night. Hargett was ultimately arrested for the offense. “I would like to offer my sincere condolences for the unfortunate chain of circumstances that resulted in my being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), which is a serious offense. I have great faith in the judicial system, and I have the utmost respect for those who serve in the armed forces and law enforcement.”
Hargett was taken into custody on Saturday just a few minutes after midnight, according to the documents from the detention center. The data also show that Hargett was freed a few hours after his arrest.
The information provided by The News God suggests that Hargett is expected to show up in court on July 14.