9/10/2021

Rascal Flatts Member Joe Don Rooney Arrested for DUI

dawnsears.com - Guitarist too every scrap high harmony vocalizer Joe Don Rooney for the popular country trio Rascal Flatts was arrested early Thursday morning time time (ix-9) for driving nether the influence. The 45-twelvemonth-erstwhile was driving nigh the 1200 block of Hillsboro Road, around Fieldstone Park simply due northward of Franklin, Tennessee inward Williamson County when he crashed into a tree at about four:00 a.i one thousand.

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Responding officers determined Rooney was intoxicated, besides every bit he was booked into the Williamson County Jail around vii:twenty a.thousand., inward improver to released at 10:17 a.one thousand. on $2,500 bond according to Williamson County Sheriff’second Office spokesman Sharon Puckett. There is no written study if Rooney suffered whatever injuries inwards the accident.

No further information is available at this quaternary dimension due to the affair being a pending case. Rooney is tentatively scheduled to appear in court on the accuse inward Nov.

First formed inwards 1999 in a nightclub in Nashville’second Printer’second Alley district, Rascal Flatts is comprised of infinitesimal cousins Gary LeVox too equally Jay DeMarcus from Columbus, Ohio, in improver to Joe Don Rooney who is originally from Oklahoma. Rooney filled in i dark behind the ii relatives, likewise equally shortly they were performing as a trio. They afterward on were signed to Lyrics Street Records.

Rascal Flatts announced inwards Jan of 2020 they would alive embarking on a bye tour, exclusively it was later cancelled due to the pandemic. Then in March of 2021, it appeared the call was done for skilful every fleck Gary LeVox commenced a solo career oriented more than than toward the Christian market home, too every chip Jay DeMarcus focused more than on his side society called Red Street Records, too every bit was playing inwards a phone called Rise Above. No fourth dimension to come plans had been announced past Joe Don Rooney at that quaternary dimension.

Joe Don Rooney has not addressed the incident publicly every chip of nonetheless. More data if or when it becomes available.