Tennessee’s Republican secretary of state has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after leaving a music festival on Friday night.
“After leaving the Bonaru Music Festival on Friday night, I was stopped by the Tullahoma Police Department and then arrested for DUI,” he said. Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Harget said in a statement. “Driving under the influence is a serious matter and I am sorry for the circumstances that led to my arrest. I respect the rule of law and will believe in the legal process as we move forward.”
Harjet was admitted to Coffee County Jail shortly after midnight on Saturday and was released hours later, according to prison records.
Harjet is scheduled to appear in court on July 14, WKRN-TV reported.
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Hargate served a decade in the General Assembly before overseeing the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. He was elected by the General Assembly in 2009 to serve as Secretary of State and was re-elected in 2013, 2017 and 2021, according to the Secretary of State’s website. Hargett is the chief executive of the state department, which has more than 300 employees.
Harjet’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment by Fox News Digital.
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The Bonaru Music Festival, which has been held annually since 2002, began on Thursday and will conclude on Tuesday.
Among the musical performances performed at the festival are J. Coal, Tool, 21 Savage, Robert Plant and Griffin.
Representatives of the Bonaru Music Festival did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.