Nick Carter was arrested in Florida after a bar fight on Wednesday. Police confirm to Gossip Cop that Carter was placed under arrest, but declined to release further details at this point. See a larger version of his mugshot below.
The Backstreet Boys member was at the Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West when a dispute erupted. It’s unclear what exactly took place, and the arresting charge is simply listed as “touch or strike.” A manager at the Hog’s Breath Saloon declined to comment when contacted by Gossip Cop.
Carter is a Florida native, but his hometown of Ruskin is several hours away from the vacation hot spot of Key West. He and wife Lauren Kitt are currently expecting their first child, as Gossip Cop reported in October. The joyous news was revealed during Carter’s stint on season 21 of “Dancing with the Stars” last fall.
The singer and partner Sharna Burgess ultimately finished in second place, behind Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough. While on the ABC ballroom competition, Carter also released an album, and is expected to go on tour in February. This is Carter’s third arrest, following a nightclub incident in 2002 and a DUI bust in 2005.
Photo: Splash News/Monroe Country Sheriff’s Office