Aaron Carter Arrested on DUI, Marijuana Charges in Ga.

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17 July 2017 | 11:52 am

Pop star Aaron Carter was arrested Saturday outside of Atlanta, Georgia, for driving under the influence and drug possession, police said.

The 29-year-old singer was arrested with girlfriend Madison Parker, according to a statement from Floyd Canup, Captain of the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to the DUI charge, Carter was arrested for possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and drug-related objects, Canup said. Carter was released on bail Sunday.

Parker was also arrested for allegedly possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and drug-related objects, as well as obstruction. She is eligible for bail but has not been released and remains in jail for “unknown reasons,” Canup said.

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Carter is the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, and was a singer in his own right.

“To my brother: I love u no matter what & if u feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better,” Nick Carter tweeted Sunday afternoon.

Following his brother’s tweet, Aaron Carter released a statement on Twitter to explain his arrest and responding to his brother’s outreach.

“Aaron holds a medical license for medical marijuana for his long standing anxiety,” the statement read. “He feels his ‘celebrity’ was targeted.”

The statement included a quote from Aaron Carter about his brother: “If my own blood truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum? That’s not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down. I love my family despite it through thick and thin.”

Aaron Carter was promoting his new music at the time of his arrest. In the Twitter statement, he apologized to fans for canceling shows because of the arrest and said his next show will be in Alabama on July 18. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Published at 12:50 AM CDT on Jul 16, 2017 | Updated 57 minutes ago

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