Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett arrested for DUI after leaving Bonnaroo

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Jun 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-20 14:48:57-04

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett was arrested Friday night for driving under the influence after leaving from Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester.

Hargett was booked into the Coffee County Jail shortly after midnight Saturday and posted a $2,000 bail several hours later, according to booking records.

Saturday morning, Hargett released a statement about his arrest.

“On Friday night after leaving the Bonnaroo Music Festival, I was stopped by the Tullahoma Police Department and subsequently arrested for DUI. Driving Under the Influence is a serious matter, and I regret the circumstances that led to my arrest. I respect law enforcement and will trust the legal process as we move forward,” the statement said.

Hargett was elected by the Tennessee General Assembly to serve as secretary of state in 2009 and reelected in 2013, 2017 and 2021, according to the secretary of state's website. Hargett is the chief executive officer of the Department of State with oversight of more than 300 employees.