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Chris Cagle Arrested in Texas

Chris Cagle
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Singer Chris Cagle was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Greenville, Texas. He reportedly ran a red light at about 2AM Sunday (Dec. 15) on U.S. 69, prompting a Department of Public Safety officer to pull him over.

The Dallas News reports that Cagle was booked at the Hunt County Jail in Greenville, but other sources indicate he has since been released. The ‘What Kinda Gone’ hitmaker’s representatives didn’t respond to requests for comment. Greenville is approximately 45 miles northeast of Dallas.

Cagle, 45, has had brushes with the law before. In May 2008, he and his girlfriend were arrested on domestic assault charges after a verbal argument turned physical. At the time, police said the couple had been drinking prior to the incident. Several months earlier, the country singer was arrested and charged with assault after an altercation with the boyfriend of a fan. The woman became belligerent when Cagle refused to sign an autograph, and things escalated from there.

He’s spoken openly about personal struggles, and at times, he’s admitted to giving up alcohol completely. “I quit drinking. I quit smoking,” he told the Boot in 2008. “I dip Skoal every once in awhile when I get nervous.”

Cagle’s last album was ‘Back in the Saddle,’ released in 2012. It produced two Top 20 hits in ‘Got My Country On’ and ‘Let There Be Cowgirls.’ His biggest hits include the chart-topping ‘I Breathe In, I Breathe Out’ from 2001, ‘What a Beautiful Day’ from 2002 and ‘Chicks Dig It’ from 2003, although he’s charted songs sporadically across the last decade.

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