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Singer Popped After His Engagement Party

12/23/2007 2:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Austin Winkler, the lead singer of the rock group Hinder, was arrested late Saturday night in Jonesboro, Ark. on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Winkler told police he had a few glasses of wine at his engagement party.

Police administered a breathalyzer test at the scene, where he allegedly blew a 0.16 -- twice the legal limit in Arkansas. According to the Jonesboro Sun, an officer conducted the traffic stop after spotting an SUV traveling without headlights on.

The singer was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center, where he was given a blood alcohol content test and those results showed a 0.15, according to police.

Winkler was cited and scheduled to appear in Craighead County District Court on Jan. 2.

14 COMMENTS

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WTF    

Who's Hinder and why should we give a crap?

2404 days ago
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Juno    

I hate that dude. Hinder is one of those bands who got famous because they were forced down your throat from constant radio airplay. Their songs are so blah. I hope he gets popped a few more times and never sings a song again.

2404 days ago
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roughdaddy    

another drunk,,,next..........and off wine too? throw the book at him...

2404 days ago
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Standards are badly needed.    

Attending your special engagement party at Christmas does not mean the rules of the road are or should be suspended. This guy could hit an innocent person and permanently maim or kill them. Take a cab, like anyone else who is responsible but wants to have a few at their company Christmas party or whatever. Hope he learns his lesson.

2404 days ago
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Sir Nigel Buttercrumpet    

I'm sure a 0.16 isn't the only thing this idiot blew! Can TMZ come up with anymore obscure losers to report on??

2404 days ago
6.

who dat    

This band (hinder) has ruined my viewing enjoyment many times. Their pathetic rendition of "born to be wild". He was lucky he got pulled over, before he hurt himself or others.

2404 days ago
7.

notfamous...yet    

Hinder? Hinder???

2404 days ago
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Loyal_Hinder_Fan    

TMZ........not ONCE since i have been reading this site,,,,,and its been a long freaking time....have you ever EVER mentioned the success of this amazing band.
Then ONE negative thing happens and it is BREAKING NEWS!!
WHY??????? why not ever report the good stuff. YOU SUCK and i will NOT be back!!!

2404 days ago
9.

Logo Designers    

what is up with all these DUIs?

2404 days ago
10.

LaReina    

>>>>Austin Winkler, the lead singer of the rock group Hinder

Wow, there's a giant "WHO??" (Followed by a giant "Who cares?"

2403 days ago
11.

Peeps    

Saw Hinder in concert....they sucked.

2403 days ago
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lover-not-fighter    

I saw Hinder live and they actually had a pretty awesome live show! I'll check 'em out again. Anyone have any idea what ended up happening on the 2nd?

2389 days ago
13.

Me As In Me    

i THINK i AM FIRST YES YES YES IF NOT OH WELL

2405 days ago
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mamalyn    

Hinder is a great band. I have seen them several times and cant wait for all american nightmare to come out. Im sick of having taylor swift and rhiana and the other stuff you call music shoved down my throat this is a real rock and roll band.Long live Hinder

1349 days ago

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