X Games star and two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White has been arrested following an incident at a Nashville hotel. White has been charged with public intoxication and vandalism. White allegedly attacked a fellow hotel guest when the guest informed White that he had called police on him. White fell and hit his head while he was attempting the attack.
The snowboarding champ was treated at Baptist Hospital for the injuries suffered during his fall.
White had a chance to sign misdemeanor citations but he refused. As a source told ESPN, ”He basically put himself in jail by not signing that.”
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel manager Tom Negri declined to comment and directed questions to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. White’s publicist was on vacation and was unavailable for comment.
White has been in trouble at hotels before. In December of 2007, White was cited for discharging a fire extinguisher in a hotel room in Breckenridge, Colorado. White was 21 at the time.
Here is White’s mugshot courtesy of TMZ: