Zach Bryan’s recent arrest in Oklahoma was captured on dashcam video, which shows the country star stewing that “the damn cops are out of control.”
in one Video obtained from TMZThe “Heading South” singer makes his way to prison by pulling his vehicle alongside his guard’s white SUV, shortly after the hired muscle is pulled over by police for speeding.
The 2023 CMA New Artist of the Year nominee then jumps out of his truck. When he starts arguing, an officer tells him to go back inside or he would be taken into custody.
The Billboard chart-topper is quickly handcuffed and led into the front seat of a patrol car, where he becomes increasingly angry.
“The damn cops are really out of control,” he spits.
The country crooner also boasts that he knows nearly every law enforcement officer in the Sooner State — and recently invited some of them to one of his shows.
He then proceeds to belittle the officers, telling them that they are just a bunch of middle-aged white men going around arresting people.
Then the musician called his father, whom he asked to pick up his dog, who was patiently sitting in Bryan’s car. He also tells his father that he has empty beer cans in his vehicle and later explains to officers that he sits in his driveway drinking and listening to music because his truck has a good sound system.
Bryan was arrested Thursday in northeast Oklahoma and booked into the Craig County Jail on a charge of obstructing an investigation, according to reports Online Jail Records.
The Oologah, Oklahoma native later admitted that “the emotions got the best of me.” in a statement posted on social media.
“There are seven Red Bulls in me and I wanted to be completely transparent to everyone who listens to my music about what happened with my arrest and everything,” he told his 2.8 million Instagram followers.
“First I want to say I had to deal with the legalities, I went to jail, they didn’t play favorites and I was an idiot today. My choices did not reflect who I was as a person – I just want to make that clear. I should have been smarter.”
After admitting to getting “angrier and angrier” in the patrol car, Bryan began “talking like an idiot.”
“I was in jail for a few hours,” he said. “When I got there I was kind of more relaxed because I had cooled down. Everyone was super nice. I was in my prison cell for a while.”
The newly minted singer-songwriter, who got his big break by uploading songs to YouTube, recently caused a stir on the radio when he publicly argued with country legend Travis Tritt about transphobia after Bud Light – and later -Dylan Mulvaney controversy.