Nation music star Zach Bryan says he was arrested and jailed briefly in Oklahoma


“I’m simply mouthing off like an fool.”

Zach Bryan performs at Festival d'ete de Quebec, Sunday, July 9, 2023, at Plains of Abraham in Quebec City.
Zach Bryan performs at Competition d’ete de Quebec, Sunday, July 9, 2023, at Plains of Abraham in Quebec Metropolis. Amy Harris / Invision / AP

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nation music star Zach Bryan was arrested by the Oklahoma Freeway Patrol and jailed briefly Thursday in northeastern Oklahoma, in response to a video posted on his account on the social media web site X, previously Twitter.

Bryan said he was driving via Vinita, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Tulsa when his safety guard, who was driving behind him, was stopped by an officer.

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Bryan, who’s from Oologah, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Tulsa, mentioned he additionally stopped and after 10 to fifteen minutes, obtained out of his automobile to smoke a cigarette when the officer informed him to get again contained in the automobile or be taken to jail.

Bryan mentioned he cursed the officer, who then handcuffed him and positioned him within the patrol automobile.

“I get too lippy with him,” Bryan mentioned. “I’m simply mouthing off like an fool” and the officer was “simply doing their job.”

Bryan mentioned he spent “a number of hours” on the Craig County jail earlier than being launched on bond and that he spoke to the officer and shook palms with him earlier than leaving.

Bryan in an earlier post on X, wrote, he’s “actually sorry to the officers” and that he was out of line.

“I don’t suppose that I’m above the legislation, I used to be simply being disrespectful … I used to be simply an fool … and it received’t occur once more,” Bryan mentioned within the video. “I used to be simply pissed off within the second, it was in contrast to me and I apologize.”

A consultant for Bryan didn’t instantly return messages Friday morning for remark.

Court docket information don’t present formal fees have been filed.

Bryan earned his first number-one album earlier this week. Billboard studies Bryan’s self-titled album moved 200,000 items this previous week, placing it on the prime of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Bryan, in a duet with Kacey Musgraves, at present has the No. 1 track on the Billboard Scorching 100 with “I Bear in mind All the pieces.”