Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney pleads responsible to DUI, will serve jail time: experiences

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Joe Don Rooney of the pop-country group Rascal Flatts has pleaded responsible to a DUI cost from final 12 months, courtroom paperwork present, based on experiences.

Rooney, 46, the band’s former lead guitarist, will spend simply two days in jail after his plea over driving whereas impaired in Franklin, Tennessee on the morning of September 9, 2021, when he crashed his automotive right into a tree, Tennessean reported.

Whereas the Class A misdemeanor carries as much as 11 months and 29 days of jail time, the rest of Rooney’s sentence was suspended, based on the report.

Joe Don Rooney of the pop-country group Rascal Flatts has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge from last year, court documents show.

Joe Don Rooney of the pop-country group Rascal Flatts has pleaded responsible to a DUI cost from final 12 months, courtroom paperwork present.
(Supply: Williamson County Sheriff’s Workplace)

Rooney is required to report for jail on June 8 by 3 p.m. and can be required to finish a DUI coaching.

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The incident befell round 4 a.m. and Rooney beforehand blamed crashing his BMW on a deer trying to cross the street, TMZ reported.

The musician mentioned he tried to veer across the deer when he went off the street and hit the tree.

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Officers from the Williamson County Sheriff’s workplace initially discovered, arrested, and charged Rooney with the DUI after they smelled alcohol on his breath and he failed a number of discipline sobriety exams.

He was booked into the Williamson County Jail earlier than he posted a $2,500 bond.

Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts accept the Cliffie Stone Icon Award during the 14th Annual Academy Of Country Music Honors at Ryman Auditorium on August 25, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM)

Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts settle for the Cliffie Stone Icon Award in the course of the 14th Annual Academy Of Nation Music Honors at Ryman Auditorium on August 25, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photograph by Jason Kempin/Getty Photographs for ACM)
(Photograph by Jason Kempin/Getty Photographs for ACM)

Shortly after the incident, Rooney‘s former bandmate Gary LeVox said he was “heartbroken” to hear of it.

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“But you know what? I think God gets your attention in different ways. I just wish him the best, and I hope he gets everything that he needs to get well and take care of whatever issues he’s got going on. There’s power in prayer,” LeVox said.

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The band, which was composed of Rooney, LeVox, and Jay DeMarcus, unexpectedly introduced in 2020 that they had been breaking apart and slated a farewell tour. The “Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is A Highway Tour” by no means kicked off, nonetheless, as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Recording artists Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox, and Joe Don Rooney of music group Rascal Flatts arrive at the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage for Fashion Media )

Recording artists Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox, and Joe Don Rooney of music group Rascal Flatts arrive on the 52nd Academy Of Nation Music Awards on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photograph by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage for Vogue Media )
(Photograph by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage for Vogue Media)

DeMarcus’ spouse Allison advised Day by day Submit Digital the band might nonetheless get again collectively for the tour.

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“I do believe the band will be back together once again because they’re all still friends and partners in business, and they’ve had such a strong run for so long,” she mentioned.  

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