Zack Bryan has had an absolutely huge year in country music. But, he’s in the news for the wrong reasons after an arrest for obstructing an investigation in Oklahoma on Thursday. And, footage of the arrest has now been released.
The arrest occurred after a traffic stop on Bryan’s friend presumably for speeding. It seems as if it was a protracted situation with police. Take a look.
ZACH BRYAN'S CONFRONTATION WITH POLICE CAPTURED IN ARREST VIDEO
Zach Bryan's recent encounter with law enforcement took an intense turn, as a dashcam video of his arrest in Oklahoma has surfaced. The footage clearly shows Bryan challenging the officers and hinting at influential… pic.twitter.com/SPliyIuyuH
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Bryan was released Thursday. He put out a statement soon after.
Today I had an incident with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Emotions got the best of me and I was out of line in the things I said.
I support law enforcement as much as anyone can, I was just frustrated in the moment, it was unlike me and I apologize. They brought me to jail, and…
— Zach Bryan (@zachlanebryan) September 8, 2023
Here are some details, courtesy of the New York Times.
According to a probable cause affidavit released by the authorities, a highway patrol officer had pulled over a speeding driver on a road through Vinita, and then observed a black Ram pickup truck pull alongside it. This second driver — Mr. Bryan — stepped outside, asked what was taking so long, and ignored the officer’s admonition that he return to his vehicle or risk going to jail.
“I’ll go to jail, let’s do it,” Mr. Bryan said, according to the document.
It comes in the midst of an absolute monster year for Zack Bryan. His 2022 hit “Something in the Orange” reached number one on the country charts, and reached the top 10 on the overall Billboard Hot 100. His self-titled fourth studio album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200, with the leading single “I Remember Everything” going to the top of the Hot 100.
He’s also dating Barstool Sports personality Brianna La Paglia.