updated 09/17/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/17/2012 AT 7:20 PM ET
Olympic snowboarder Shaun White was arrested for vandalism and public intoxication after going on a hotel room rampage that sent him to the hospital early Sunday morning.
White, 26, a two-time gold medalist, was in Nashville at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel when police were called after he allegedly pulled a fire alarm causing the hotel to be evacuated, according to Nashville police. The athlete then allegedly attempted to flee the scene and was pursued by a citizen, who had alerted police. The chase ended when White fell backwards and hit his head against a fence. He was then transported to a hospital for treatment and released.
Officers responding to the scene Sunday at 2 a.m. reported that White appeared to be extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol.
White was in town to attend musician Patrick Carney s wedding in Nashville on Saturday night, PEOPLE confirms. A guest says the athlete was “friendly and nice to everyone,” during the wedding reception.
He recently has been romantically linked to Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli.
A rep for White had no comment.