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Zach Bryan explains why he was arrested in Oklahoma: ‘I was just an idiot’

Early Friday, Zach Bryan posted on social media describing his side of what happened leading up to his arrest Thursday in Oklahoma.

The current folk-country artist topping the Billboard Hot 100 was arrested Thursday evening after what the “I Remember Everything” artist described on social media as an “incident with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.” In his nearly five-minute story on the social media site, Bryan was calm and stated more than once that he “acted like a child” during the incident.

Bryan was taken to the Craig County Sheriff’s Office in Vinita, Oklahoma following his arrest. A mugshot was taken of him at 6:42 PM CT after he was booked on what was described as an “obstruction of investigation” charge, according to available information from the sheriff’s office. online data.

Bryans explanation of what led to his arrest and his subsequent release from prison began Thursday with something that happened a day earlier, when he was pulled over for speeding in Oklahoma.

Zach Bryan talks about what led to the arrest

In his video, Bryan explained his motivation for staying on top of the story so it doesn’t blow out of proportion on the Internet.

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“I just wanted to be completely transparent with anyone who listens to my music about what happened yesterday with me getting arrested and everything,” he said as he sat in his car and drove to New York with his dog Jack.

Zach Bryan opens for Luke Combs at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, Saturday, May 21, 2022. The show kicked off Combs’ first-ever headlining stadium tour.

Byran admitted to being arrested after his bodyguard was pulled over on Thursday, but he also reported an incident with police the day before when he was stopped for speeding.

He admits that he drove several kilometers too fast when he was stopped by the police. During the interaction, an officer asked for his address, but Bryan initially refused to provide it. He said he was a musician and he didn’t want to reveal that. When Bryan refused to give him the address, the police officer reportedly handcuffed the singer.

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The situation was resolved and Bryan stated that he had finally given the officer his address.

“It really frustrated me because I didn’t know if I had the right to deny him my address or not,” Bryan said.

Why was Zach Bryan arrested?

The next day, Thursday, Bryan and his security guard were leaving for Boston when his bodyguard was apprehended in Vinita.

Bryan stated that he stopped at the stop and waited “10-15 minutes” for the traffic stop. He said he had gotten out of his car to smoke a cigarette, when police told him he had to get back in the car or he would be taken to jail.

“Like an idiot I said, ‘Take me to jail? What do you mean?'” he said in the video.

The incident led to Bryan being handcuffed in a patrol vehicle. Bryan admits he got angry and spoke up. He said he kept interrupting the officer while he was trying to tell him something and he went to jail.

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During Bryan’s retelling of the events that took place, he expressed regret for the way he acted.

“It didn’t help my situation at all. I felt like a child,” he said.

Did Zach Bryan go to jail?

Bryan stated that he spent several hours in the Craig County Jail. He is charged with obstructing an investigation, according to sheriff’s online records.

“I was just an idiot and I will take the blame. I’m a grown man and I shouldn’t behave like that and it won’t happen again,” the singer said on social media.

What is an obstacle to research?

Oklahoma state law defines “obstruction of investigation” as “the intentional delay or obstruction of a public official in the performance or attempt to discharge any duty of his office.” This is a misdemeanor charge in Oklahoma.

A suspect does not have to use physical force to be charged with obstruction.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Why was Zach Bryan arrested? Singer talks about what happened in Oklahoma

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