A spokesperson for the Habersham County Sheriff’s office told ET that Aaron was arrested on charges of DUI refusal, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, and possession of drug related objects.
On Sunday, Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, reached out his brother via Twitter, writing, “To my brother: I love u no matter what & if u feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better. Family isn’t always easy, [but] we’re all here for you.”
However, it seems that Aaron didn’t appreciate his brother’s words. The young singer released a comment through his rep rebuffing Nick’s tweets.
“If my own blood (Nick) truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum?” the 29-year-old performer stated. “That’s not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down.”
A rep for the singer told ET on Sunday, “Aaron’s been traveling non-stop doing promotions on his latest hit single ‘Sooner or Later’ across the southeast when his automobile had a new tire put on it and it went out of alignment.”
“Aaron drove the vehicle to the nearest Auto Zone in Cornelia, Georgia,” the rep continued. “After being at the store and requesting help to get his alignment fixed, he was arrested inside by several police officers with aggression. The police also revoked his rights to have an attorney.”
Regarding the charges of possession of marijuana and drug related objects, the rep said, “Aaron holds a medical license for medical marijuana for his long standing anxiety.”
“The video from Auto Zone will prove that Aaron was not in a moving vehicle while arrested and charged with a DUI,” the rep stated. “He feels his ‘celebrity’ was targeted and an attorney will be retained in this matter.”
Madison Parker, who is Aaron’s girlfriend, was a passenger in the vehicle with the singer when police arrested him. She was also arrested for obstruction of law enforcement officers, possession of marijuana less than once ounce, and possession of drug related objects.
Aaron’s bail was set at $4,610, and he was released on bond around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Aaron had a concert with Flo Rida scheduled at Kansas City Live! in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday, and an appearance scheduled in the same city on Sunday.
“Aaron and girlfriend Madison are continuing their travels and deeply apologize for any inconvenience this legal matter may have caused his fans along the tour dates he has not been able to make,” Aaron’s rep said. “Lost dates will be made up. His next stop will be in Alabama as scheduled Tuesday, July 18, 2017.”
For more on Aaron’s arrest and bail, watch the video below.