BREAKING NEWS FROM HUNTINGTON
and releases from media sources about Nick Carter of Backstreet
Friday, 11 March , 2005
Pop singer Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys has been
formally charged with drunken driving in Huntington
The `Backstreet Boys` star faces one count of driving
under the influence and one count of driving with an
illegal blood alcohol level.
"Nick Carter deeply regrets the current situation. He is
on doctor prescribed medication and was unaware of its
interaction possibilities," Rate the music quoted his
publicist as saying.
Carter is scheduled to appear at an April 13
arraignment, but as the charges are misdemeanor offense,
his attorney could appear in his place. He will face
license restrictions and informal probation, as well as
a hefty fine, if convicted.
Nick Carter Formally Charged With Drunk Driving
03/10/2005 5:00 PM, LAUNCH
LAUNCH Radio Networks
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter was formally charged Tuesday
(March 8) with two counts of drunken driving in
Huntington Beach, California.
According to the Associated Press, Assistant District
Attorney Ted Burnett said that Carter was charged with
one count of driving under the influence and one count
of driving with a blood alcohol level above 0.08.
Carter is set to go on the road with the Backstreet Boys
beginning in March, but authorities say he can send a
lawyer on his behalf to appear at his arraignment on
April 13. If convicted, he could be fined nearly $1,500,
be put on informal probation and have his license
On Saturday night, Carter was pulled over by police who
had observed him committing a traffic violation. Cops
administered a field alcohol test and then arrested
Carter on suspicion of drunk driving.
Carter released a statement Monday that said, "Nick
Carter deeply regrets the current situation. He is on
doctor-prescribed medication and was unaware of its
This is not the first time a Backstreet Boys band member
has battled drugs and alcohol. AJ MacLean is a
recovering alcoholic and drug addict whose condition got
so bad the band postponed part of their 2001 Black And
Blue tour so he could enter rehab. In a 2003 interview
on the Oprah Winfrey Show McLean said, "I drove drunk,
tons of times, drove drunk. And I'm just lucky I didn't
kill someone, myself, or get a DUI and ruin my whole