Shaun White, Olympic Snowboarder, Arrested for Public Intoxication — PIC

Shaun White

When Shaun White isn’t racing down Olympic slopes on his snowboard, well, let’s just say it sounds like he needs a babysitter. The 26-year-old Olympic snowboarder was arrested and charged with vandalism and public intoxication in Nashville, Tenn. at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel early Sunday morning, the Metro Nashville Police Department confirms to in a press release.

According to the Police Department’s press release, officers arrived on the scene at 2 AM after receiving a call about an intoxicated man, allegedly White. White reportedly “pulled a fire alarm at the hotel which caused the evacuation of all guests,” and a hotel employee stated that he witnessed White “destroy a hotel phone.” White then allegedly tried to flee the scene via taxicab, but a citizen kept the cab from leaving after saying that he “was calling the police.” Upon hearing the conversation, White reportedly “kicked the citizen and fled on foot.” According to the citizen, he chased White down and White fell into a fence. White was reportedly transferred to the hospital and released later that afternoon.

The officers that reported to the scene said that White “appeared to be extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol.” And after White refused to sign the misdemeanor citations, arrest warrants were issued that officially charged White with vandalism and public intoxication.

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[Photo Credit: Metro Nashville Police Department]


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News Editor Lindsey DiMattina started her career writing for a series of interior design magazines in South Florida, but moved to NYC on a whim. She dabbled in fashion PR, then took a job doing celebrity reporting. For three years, she broke news about Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Snooki, Bachelor/Bachelorette winners, Teen Moms, and many more. In her spare time, you can find her rocking out to Sugarland or Lil Jon and walking her dog Bene Hendrix (named after the Jimi Hendrix). She never misses an episode of “The Borgias,” “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Game of Thrones."