Shaun White charged with intoxication, vandalism

Posted at Sep 19 2012 11:27 AM | Updated as of Sep 19 2012 07:27 PM

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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.