Garrett Hedlund Was Arrested For Public Intoxication Last Night, And Also Sued For Allegedly Causing A Horrible 2020 Car Crash While Drunk
Okay, so now we may know why People reported this weekend that Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund broke up after everyone else figured out that they have been done for a bit. I guess Emma Roberts’ publicist wanted us to know that she, a noted menace, was no longer involved in the romantical sense with a noted menace. Because also this weekend, we heard that Garrett has been sued by a mother and daughter for a January 2020 car crash. The mother and daughter say that they suffered serious and lifetime injuries after he ran a red light and crashed head-on into their car while drunk. And on top of that, Garrett was busted in Tennesse last night for public intoxication.
TMZ says that 37-year-old Garrett was arrested in Franklin County, TN last night and booked on public intoxication, a misdemeanor. His bail was set at $2,100. People says that he’s since been released and is due in court in March. Here’s the blurry mug shot, which looks like a picture taken with a potato of a picture taken with a potato:
Garrett Hedlund is in custody after being arrested for public intoxication, TMZ has learned, and it's the latest in a series of problems the actor is facing. https://t.co/peExLpvyKG
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 23, 2022
And on January 24, 2020, Garrett was arrested for DUI in Los Angeles. Court documents say that at the time of his arrest, he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.36 (!!!!), which is over 4 times the legal limit of 0.08. Garrett ended up taking a plea deal and pled no contest to one count of DUI and got 3 years probation and was ordered to do 100 hours of community service and attend 30 AA meetings. But that was not that. Garrett’s drunken driving allegedly led to a serious head-on crash, something that was not reported at the time of his DUI arrest.
According to E! News, Marina Venegas and her daughter Jennifer Castillo filed a lawsuit against Garrett on Friday, claiming that they, along with two children, were driving along in their Nissa Sentra when they were hit by Garrett’s Jeep after he ran a red light. They claim that the light had been red for several seconds before he busted through it while going approximately 50 mph.
The lawsuit goes on to say that Garrett was so many levels of wasted that he knew “that it was illegal to drive while intoxicated” and that he could have taken an Uber but decided to turn his SUV into a death machine by knowingly getting behind the wheel while drunk. via E! News:
“Despite knowing he was unfit to drive, Hedlund started his SUV and began driving down a busy street on a busy Friday night during the time when roads were still crowded and traffic was moderate,” the lawsuit read. “As if the excessive drunkenness and speeding were not enough, Hedlund also began weaving in and out of his lane, speeding and passing vehicles.”
Marina and Jennifer say that Garrett tried to get away after the crash but was too drunk to do so. He was allegedly so drunk that he couldn’t walk and was “unresponsive” to the police. Marina, Jennifer, and the two children were taken to the hospital and their injuries were “severe” and are “permanent.”
At the time Garrett was sentenced, the judge also ordered him into treatment. And Garrett’s rep later said he completed 30 days in rehab and 9 months of alcohol and drug education counseling.
“When the incident occurred, Garrett immediately sought treatment which was successful,” his rep confirmed to E! News in November 2020. “Today, he is in a solid and great place.”
As for Garrett’s split with Eric Robert’s 30-year-old daughter, sources tell People that they broke up a few weeks ago after around 3 years together. Sources say that their relationship had been “rocky” the past few months and that they’re trying their best to co-parent their 1-year-old son Rhodes Robert Hedlund, but “it’s been hard.” And why do I have a feeling that Merriam-Webster is going to put that “it’s been hard” quote as an example in their definition of “understatement.” Even in the print edition.