Anthony Hamilton Arrested for DWI

"Freedom" singer was pulled over and booked in N.C.

Posted: 08/26/2013 08:20 AM EDT

Anthony Hamilton was pulled over and arrested for a DWI in his home state of North Carolina this weekend, reports TMZ.

The R&B singer was stopped for speeding in Mecklenburg County around 2:30 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 25) morning, when cops suspected that he was intoxicated. He was taken into custody and released later that day.

A DWI charge in N.C. can result in minimum jail time of anywhere from 24 hours to 2 years, a fine, and a license suspension, depending upon the offender's record.

Hamilton, a Grammy Award-winning performer, is scheduled to play the Howard Theatre in D.C. this week, Aug. 28 and Aug. 29. 

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