Olympian Shaun White arrested in Nashville after alleged vandalism at Loews Vanderbilt
Created 09/17/2012 - 23:14
Metro police arrested Olympic gold medalist Shaun White on charges of public intoxication and vandalism after an incident at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2 a.m. Sunday.
The 26-year-old White, who won gold in snowboarding at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, allegedly pulled a fire alarm at the hotel that forced all of the guests to be evacuated, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.
White allegedly tried to flee from the hotel in a cab, but a citizen stopped the cab from leaving. Police alleged that White kicked the citizen and attempted to run away on foot. The citizen told police he chased White before White turned and ran into the man, whom police did not identify. The collision apparently caused White to fall and hit his head against a fence.
White was taken to a hospital and released Monday afternoon. Metro police charged White after he refused to sign misdemeanor citations. He was then booked at the hospital by deputies from the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.
The citizen declined to prosecute White for assault, according to police.