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I Breathe Out: Chris Cagle arrested on DWI charge

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 2:22am  ET

FILE - This Oct. 17, 2000 file photo shows country music artist Chris Cagle, in Nashville, Tenn. Cagle has been arrested in Texas on a driving while intoxicated charge. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Cagle was arrested early Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, near Greenville, 50 miles northeast of Dallas. The agency says the 45-year-old entertainer was pulled over after running a red light. (AP Photo/John Russell, File)

GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Country singer Chris Cagle (KAY'-guhl) was arrested in Texas over the weekend on a drunken-driving charge.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said Cagle was arrested early Sunday near Greenville, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. The agency said the 45-year-old entertainer, who lives in Marietta, Okla., was pulled over after running a red light.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said Tuesday that Cagle was under the influence of alcohol and was taken into custody after failing a field sobriety test. He was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, Meeks said.

The sheriff's office said Cagle was released later Sunday on $3,000 bond. There was no information on an attorney for Cagle. A message to a booking and management agency representing Cagle wasn't returned Tuesday.

The penalty for Class B misdemeanor DWI can include a fine of up to $2,000 and up to six months in jail.

Cagle's 2002 single "I Breathe In, I Breathe Out" reached No. 1 on Billboard's country music chart.


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