KEY WEST, Fla. – Nick Carter, one of the infamous members of the boy band, Backstreet Boys, was just trying to enjoy his vacation when he was arrested for allegedly grabbing a bouncer’s throat.
Carter, 35, and a friend were drinking at a Florida Keys bar. According to a police report, the pair became intoxicated to the point that they were denied service. This angered Carter and his friend, and their behavior turned aggressive. In response, bar employees decided to escort them off the premises.
As the pair were being escorted from the bar Wednesday evening, Carter allegedly grabbed the bouncer’s throat. Carter was arrested and now he’s facing a charge for misdemeanor battery. On Thursday, he posted $1,500 bail.
As Carter left the Monroe County Detention Center, the singer told re porters that he was “just a guy trying to enjoy some vacation time” in Key West, the Key West Citizen reports.
The judge presiding over Carter’s case made it clear that she would not be tolerating their drunken behavior. Judge Ruth Becker issued orders prohibiting the men from drinking alcohol or returning to the bar, the scene of the arrest.
Carter’s career began at the young age of 12, and he became an international star when he became the youngest member of Backstreet Boys. He is a philanthropist and author, and has been involved in a number of projects on TV and film.
He was named as one of People’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World,” and “The Biggest Teen Idol” by Teen People Magazine. In 2015, he announced that he would be co-writing, directing and starring in the zombie Western, Dead 7.
Misdemeanor Battery in Florida
If Carter is found guilty of misdemeanor battery, he is not only facing first degree misdemeanor charges, but he faces a fine not to exceed $1,000 and up to one year in jail under Florida’s battery statute.
If you, or someone you love is facing assault or battery charges in Tampa, contact Thomas & Paulk, P.A. to discuss your defense strategies during a free case evaluation.