Actor Garrett Hedlund reportedly arrested for public intoxication in Tennessee

A man posing in a black beanie and brown jacket
Actor Garrett Hedlund attends the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Actor Garrett Hedlund is reportedly out of jail after he was arrested Saturday night in Tennessee for public intoxication.

The “Friday Night Lights” star was released from the Franklin County jail on a $2,100 bond, according to a Sunday report from TMZ. His arrest comes shortly after he and fellow actor Emma Roberts reportedly called it quits.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department did not immediately respond Sunday to The Times’ request for comment.


Hedlund, 37, and Roberts, 30, began dating in March 2019 and welcomed their only child together, Rhodes Robert Hedlund, in December 2020. In January 2021, Roberts celebrated the birth of their son via Instagram by posting a sweet photo of herself and baby Rhodes.

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“Thank you 2020 for getting one thing right,” the “American Horror Story” star captioned the picture. “Our bright light Rhodes Robert Hedlund.”

According to TMZ, Hedlund was already on three years’ probation for driving under the influence in January 2020. Per People magazine, a mother and daughter — who claim they were “severely” injured in a “horrible head-on crash” with Hedlund the day of his 2020 DUI arrest — filed a lawsuit against the “Tron: Legacy” actor earlier this week.

The complaint alleges that Hedlund’s blood-alcohol level during the collision was more than four times the legal limit, at .36%. The plaintiffs are asking for punitive damages and a jury trial.

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The day before his Saturday public intoxication incident, Hedlund — who is also a recording artist — released his latest single, “The Road.” He joined Instagram on Monday in order to promote the song and hasn’t posted since.

According to the Internet Movie Database, Hedlund is filming “The Ploughmen,” a movie about a friendship between a deputy sheriff and a murderer, directed and written by Oscar-nominated actor Ed Harris.