Backstreet Boys Singer, Nick Carter Charged With Battery

Backstreet Boys Singer, Nick Carter Charged With Battery

One member of the singing group, Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter, has been arrested and charged with battery.

Carter was arrested  in Key West, Florida, after he allegedly punched a bouncer. According to the Police, Carter and a friend were denied service at Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West after appearing "highly intoxicate".

A bartender refused to serve the pair "due to their level of intoxication," a Key West Police Department incident report said. The two were asked to leave the saloon after Carter became agitated and aggressive toward the bartender. The Police report further added that Carter who initially refused to go,  made his way outside with his friend  and after Carter allegedly sucker-punched the bouncer.

The 35 years old was arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor battery. The second man, Michael Rae Papayans, 27, was charged with the same count.

The pop star's bail was set at $1500 Thursday afternoon, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said.CNN has reached out to Carter's publicist for comment but no response yet.

The Backstreet Boys shot to stardom in 1996 and became one of the top-selling boy bands, selling more than 130 million records. In late 2015, Carter was a contestant on the ABC hit show "Dancing With the Stars," where he announced that his wife is expecting their first child.

 

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