Country Singer Michael Ray Arrested For Driving Drunk Through McDonalds Drive-Thru
Country singer Michael Ray was arrested after driving through a McDonalds drive-thru drunk in Eustis, Florida.
MICHAEL RAY ARREST WITH DUI
Ray, 29, received a DUI after his foot reportedly slipped off the brake and his Jeep struck the car in front of him. He told the officer on the scene that he was coming from a bar. The officer said it was apparent the singer, born Michael Roach, had been drinking because his eyes were bloodshot, his speech slurred, and because he stumbled when he walked.
Ray failed a field sobriety test after the incident, which occurred at around 3:30 a.m. He later refused to take a breathalyzer test. In addition, police say they found a bottle of marijuana oil in Ray’s pocket and acknowledged that it belonged to him.
“At the conclusion of the investigation, Mr. Roach was informed a criminal investigation of driving under the influence was being conducted,” states the police report. “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 is currently signed to Warner Music Nashville, and released his debut single, “Kiss You in the Morning,” in 2015. His other hits include “Run Away with You” and “Real Men Love Jesus.”
Ray has since apologized for his misstep: “I want to apologize to my fans, family, and my hometown community for placing myself in this situation,” Ray told People 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.”