'Friday Night Lights' star Garrett Hedlund 'arrested for public intoxication' only weeks after Emma Roberts split01/23/2022
GARRETT Hedlund has been arrested for public intoxication just one day after his split from fellow actor Emma Roberts was made public.
The Friday Night Lights star, 37, was detained in Franklin County, Tennessee on Saturday night, TMZ reported.
Bond has been set at $2,100 for the misdemeanor arrest, and, as of Sunday morning, he had still not posted it.
Hedlund's arrest comes as the latest in a number of problems the actor is currently facing.
Earlier on Saturday, it was announced that Hedlund had split with actress Emma Roberts after three years of dating.
The pair, who in 2020 welcomed a baby son together, separated a few weeks ago following "several rocky months" of their relationship.
"It's sad, and they are trying their best to co-parent. It's been hard," a source close to the couple told PEOPLE.
Hedlund, who has starred in a number of films including Troy and Inside Llewyn Davis, has also recently been involved in other legal scandals.
In court documents filed on Friday, he was sued by two women for causing a head-on crash in Los Angeles two years ago.
Hedlund was arrested the same night for DUI, a charge he later pleaded no contest to, and received a sentence of three years probation.
According to the suit, Hedlund allegedly "passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle and ran a solid red-light at a high rate of speed," colliding with a Nissan Sentra that claimants Marina Venegas and her daughter, Jennifer Castillo, were riding in.
As a result of the crash, Venegas and Castillo, as well as the other two passengers, suffered "severe and permanent injuries" and had to be taken to the emergency room, the suit states.
Venegas and Castillo claim Hedlund "knew he was drinking to the point of severe intoxication before getting behind the wheel of his Jeep, a large and heavy Sport Utility Vehicle."
"He also knew that it was illegal to drive while intoxicated. He also knew that if he were to drive his SUV while under the influence of alcohol, it was probable that he would lose control of the SUV and cause a collision with another motorist or pedestrian," the lawsuit reads.
"Despite this actual knowledge, Hedlund purposely drank excessively with the specific intention of getting drunk."
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The suit also claims that the Tron: Legacy star was also way over the legal blood alcohol limit of 0.08% and could have "taken a taxi or called a ride-share, but refused to do so."
"Despite knowing he was unfit to drive, Hedlund started his SUV and began driving down a busy street on a busy Friday night during the time when roads were still crowded and traffic was moderate," the lawsuit read. "Asif the excessive drunkenness and speeding were not enough, Hedlund also began weaving in and out of his lane, speeding and passing vehicles."
They said Hedlund ran a solid red light that had been red for several seconds at approximately 50 mph, causing a "horrible head-on crash."
"Hedlund attempted to leave the scene of the accident without rendering aid to Plaintiffs," the suit further alleges. "But he was so intoxicated he could not get away."
In November 2020, a rep for the star told E! News that after the crash, Hedlund "immediately sought treatment which was successful.
"Today, he is in a solid and great place," the rep added.
Another source also told the outlet that the crash "wasn't something that actually threatened a split between" Hedlund and Roberts, 30.
However, the pair ultimately separated a few weeks ago.
Reps for Hedlund and Roberts have not yet commented on the split, nor has any statement been issued about Hedlund's arrest.
Just last month, Roberts and Hedlund celebrated their baby son's first birthday by hosting a rodeo-themed party.
"Loved every second of it. I love you Rhodes," gushed Roberts in an Instagram post.
Hedlund and Roberts first began dating back in March 2019 and, over a year later, would reveal that they were expecting a child.
Roberts gave birth in December 2020 but waited to reveal the birth and the name of their baby until January 2021.
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