Aaron Carter was arrested in Georgia on Saturday July 15 after being caught driving under the influence and possessing marijuana.
The childhood pop star was in the vehicle with his girlfriend Madison Parker who was also arrested on drug related charges and obstruction. Carter’s management team took to social media to release a statement on Sunday. “Aaron’s been traveling non-stop doing promotions on his hit single ‘Sooner or Later’ across the southeast when his automobile had a new tire put on it and it went out of alignment. Aaron drove the vehicle to the nearest Auto Zone in Cornelia, GA. After being at the store and requesting help to get his alignment fixed, he was arrested inside by several police officers with aggression. The police also revoked his rights to have an attorney,” the statement explained.
“Aaron holds a medical license for medical marijuana for his long standing anxiety,” the statement continued. “He feels his ‘celebrity’ was targeted and an attorney will be retained in this matter. The video from Auto Zone will prove that Aaron was not in a moving vehicle while arrested and charged with a DUI.”
Aaron’s brother, popular Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, took to Twitter following the legal drama to reach out to Aaron. “To my brother: I love u no matter what & if u feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better. Family isn’t always easy, be we’re all here for you,” he wrote.
Aaron, however, was not pleased by the remark and refuted his brother’s support by saying, “If my own blood (Nick) truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum? That’s not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down. I love my family despite it through thick and thin.”