Michael Ray arrested for DUI and possession of cannabis oil
UPI News Service, 12/24/2017
Country star Michael Ray was arrested Wednesday in his hometown of Eustis, Fla., for driving under the influence and possession of cannabis oil.
Ray, full name Michael Ray Roach, was apprehended after his car lightly collided with another inside a drive-thru line at a local McDonalds, Eustis Police Department wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post obtained by People magazine.
Police said the singer told officers he was coming from a bar located in Tavares, Fla., and did not consent to a Breathalyzer after failing a series of sobriety tests.
"During the crash investigation, the officer observed indications of possible impairment from Mr. Roach," police wrote.
"At the conclusion of the investigation, Mr. Roach was informed a criminal investigation of driving under the influence was being conducted," the statement continued.
"Based on probable cause, Michael Ray Roach was placed into custody for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. During a search incident to his arrest, a glass bottle containing an unknown brownish substance was located in his left front pocket. The substance field-tested positive for cannabis oil containing THC."
Ray was taken to Lake County Jail where he was held on a $6,000 bond.
"I want to apologize to my fans, family, and my hometown community for placing myself in this situation," the 29-year-old said in a statement.
"I am so very sorry for the disappointment these events have caused everyone. I know it will take time; however, I will do everything I can to rebuild your trust."
"I feel what happened last night was very unfortunate, we all make bad decisions," family friend Melissa Frazier told Fox 35 Orlando.
"I just feel really bad for him, I'm praying for him I know he's resilient, he'll bounce back but I just want people to know what great kind caring soul he is."
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