MANILA, Philippines – Snowboarder Shaun White has been charged with public intoxication and vandalism after allegedly pulling the fire alarm and causing the evacuation of a luxury hotel in Nashville.
Police say the professional snowboarder tried to flee the hotel in a cab and kicked a guest who tried to stop him.
The guest did not press charges, but police say White was arrested after refusing to sign a citation.
He was later taken to a hospital and treated for injuries after hitting a fence.
White has issued a public apology after the incident, saying he got carried away while celebrating. Mornings @ ANC, September 19, 2012.