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Shaun White Arrested for Public Drunkenness

Shaun White Arrested for Public Drunkenness
Shaun White's mugshotCourtesy Metro Nashville Police Department
Olympic snowboarder Shaun White was arrested for vandalism and public intoxication after going on a hotel room rampage that sent him to the hospital early Sunday morning.

White, 26, a two-time gold medalist, was in Nashville at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel when police were called after he allegedly pulled a fire alarm causing the hotel to be evacuated, according to Nashville police. The athlete then allegedly attempted to flee the scene and was pursued by a citizen, who had alerted police. The chase ended when White fell backwards and hit his head against a fence. He was then transported to a hospital for treatment and released.

Officers responding to the scene Sunday at 2 a.m. reported that White appeared to be extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol.



White was in town to attend musician Patrick Carney’s wedding in Nashville on Saturday night, PEOPLE confirms. A guest says the athlete was "friendly and nice to everyone," during the wedding reception.

He recently has been romantically linked to Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli.

A rep for White had no comment.

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