Aaron Carter may sue the police department that he believes unjustly arrested him on suspicion of driving while under the influence and drug possession, reports TMZ.
Carter says that not only does he have a medical marijuana license that gives him the right to possess the drug, but he was not in a moving vehicle at the time of his arrest.
11 Alive reports that Jonathon Ward, Carter’s publicist, gave a statement regarding the arrest and the circumstances surrounding it.
“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 also said that Carter feels his celebrity status made him a target, and that surveillance tapes from a Habersham County Auto Zone store will prove that he wasn’t in the vehicle when police arrested him.
Following his arrest, Carter slammed his Backstreet Boys brother, Nick Carter, after the older Carter took to Twitter to offer help.
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.
— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) July 16, 2017
In his statement, Carter accused his brother of using the situation to share in the publicity.
“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.”
Yet, Nick Carter’s wife, Lauren Kitt Carter, sent out a tweet claiming that Aaron changed his phone number, leaving no way for his brother to call or text.
— Lauren Kitt Carter (@Lauren_Kitt) July 17, 2017
The singer apologized to his fans for missing a concert in Kansas City and promised to come back for a make-up concert.
Carter posted bail for $4,610. He was with his girlfriend, Madison Parker, at the time of his arrest. Parker was arrested for obstruction and drug-related charges.
[Feature Photo: Habersham County Sheriff’s Office]