Singer Aaron Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, was arrested in Georgia Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence and pot possession. It was stopped in Habersham County, Georgia, about 90 miles north of Atlanta.
He refused to undergo a breathalyzer and drug test to determine whether he was driving under the influence.His girlfriend Madison Parker was also taken into custody for alleged drug-related offenses including obstruction of law enforcement officers. The 29-year-old singer was charged with three misdemeanors: DUI, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects. Both had bail set at more than $4,000.
A first-time DUI conviction in Georgia can lead to a sentence of one year in jail, a $1,000 fine, a driver's license suspension, community service, probation and DUI education classes. Possession of 1 ounce or less of pot carries a possible sentence of one year in jail or a $1,000 fine. But Carter was previously arrested for possession of at least two ounces of marijuana in Texas in 2008. Carter was set to perform in Kansas City Saturday night. It was not possible. A disclaimer message on Twitter said: "Due to transportation issues, Aaron will not make his set time tonight in Kansas City. He promises to come back soon. He apologizes to his fans in KC and Mix93.3."