Pop singer Aaron Carter were arrested after another motorist called 911 to report that the musician was "driving all over the road" on a Georgia highway, a sheriff's captain said Monday.
Carter said on Twitter that he believes his "celebrity was targeted" during his weekend arrest in the northeast Georgia mountains on charges of driving under the influence and drug offenses.
Thank you ALL for your prayers & well wishes. I am so sorry to all my fans that I missed. The truth will come out! Read my statement here: pic.twitter.com/XaiKqUeXxh- Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) July 17, 2017
"He was driving all over the road and driving into the median," Habersham County sheriff's Capt. Floyd Canup said.
The 29-year-old singer from Port Richey, Florida, was released on bail Sunday. He's accused of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, and having drug-related objects, according to jail reports.
In a statement tweeted Sunday, Carter says he has a license for medical marijuana for his "long standing anxiety."
Georgia law doesn't allow the type of marijuana found during the arrest, Canup said.
"It's not the green, leafy type which he had," he said.
Carter also tweeted that he was not in a moving vehicle while he was arrested.
However, Canup said that after the 911 call was made, a deputy spotted Carter driving as he turned into a local auto parts stores.
"He was seen behind the wheel before the vehicle pulled in," Canup said.
Carter's girlfriend, Madison Ann Parker, also was arrested and charged with obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers, possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects, jail records show.
The records did not list attorneys for either Carter or Parker.
The arrests occurred in the small town of Cornelia, about 75 miles northeast of Atlanta.
Carter, whose older brother, Nick Carter, is a member of the Backstreet Boys, began performing at age seven. His second album, Aaron's Party (Come Get It), released in 2000, sold three million copies in the U.S. and led to guest appearances on Nickelodeon. He also started touring with his Backstreet Boys. In 2009, Carter was a contestant on ABC's Dancing With the Stars.
Carter said his next show Monday evening at a shopping mall in Birmingham, Alabama will go on as scheduled.
Jeff Martin is a writer for the Associated Press.
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