Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter arrested after Florida ‘bar brawl’

Boy band star charged with battery following incident

Backstreet Boys memberNick Carter has been arrested after what has been described as a “bar brawl” in Florida.

TMZ reports that the star was “involved in some kind of scuffle” at Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West on Wednesday evening (January 13). He has been charged with misdemeanor battery.

Police arrived at the scene and arrested Carter at 8.13pm local time. Carter’s occupation was given as “none” in the police report.

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Carter was previously arrested in 2002 after an incident at a nightclub in Tampa. Charges were dismissed after a plea bargain, in which Carter agreed to pay a fine and complete community service.

In 2005, Carter pleaded guilty to drink driving and ordered to undergo three months alcohol treatment.

Carter released his third solo album ‘All American’ in November 2015.

Backstreet Boys’ latest album ‘In a World Like This’ was released in 2013. The band embarked on a joint tour with New Kids on the Block during 2011.