Shaun White Arrested for Public Drunkenness

Shaun White’s mugshot

Courtesy Metro Nashville Police Department

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.

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