The Williamson County Sheriff told Fox News that a deputy responded to a motor vehicle crash shortly after 4 a.m. local time on Thursday, Sept. 9.
Rooney, 45, was arrested for DUI.
He was subsequently booked into the Williamson County Jail where he was released after posting a $ 2,500 bond.
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Joe Don Rooney – lead guitarist for the wildly popular country music band Rascal Flatts – has been charged with driving under the influence after he ran his vehicle into a tree line near Nashville, Tenn. (Williamson County Sheriff)
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The musician, who helped found the country trio, is said to not have sustained any injuries.
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A rep for the band had no comment when reached by Fox News.