Tennessee Secretary of State Arrested on DUI Charge After Leaving Bonnaroo

Tennessee Secretary of State Arrested on DUI Charge After Leaving Bonnaroo

“Friday night, after I left the Bonnaroo Music Festival on Friday, I was stopped and taken into custody by the Tullahoma Police Department for DUI,” Hargett stated.


A general view of the atmosphere at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 16, 2019 in Manchester, Tenn.
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Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett was arrested Friday night (June 17) for allegedly driving under the influence after leaving a music festival in the state.

Hargett was a Republican who was taken into custody at the Coffee County Jail shortly after midnight on Saturday. He was released a few hours later according to jail records.

Hargett released a statement about Saturday’s arrest.

“On Friday night after leaving the Bonnaroo Music Festival, I was stopped by the Tullahoma Police Department and subsequently arrested for DUI,” Hargett said in the statement. “Driving under the influence is a serious matter and I regret the circumstances that led me to my arrest. I respect law enforcement and will continue to trust the legal process .”

Hargett is scheduled to appear in court on July 14, WKRN-TV reported.

Hargett was a member of the General Assembly for ten years before becoming the Tennessee Regulatory Authority’s secretary. He was elected by the General Assembly to serve as secretary of state in 2009 and reelected in 2013, 2017 and 2021, according to the secretary of state’s website. Hargett is the chief executive officer of the Department of State with oversight of more than 300 employees.

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