AceShowbiz - Garrett Hedlund apparently showed some disturbing behaviors before he was arrested for public intoxication. The "Tron Legacy" actor was accused by an eyewitness of trying to jump out of a moving car prior to his arrest.
According to new legal documents obtained by TMZ on Monday, January 24, the man who called the cops told police officers that the "Country Strong" star "tried jumping out of a car" earlier on Saturday. Additionally, the witness told police that the actor "kicked him and swung on him." However, the legal documents noted that the man did not want to press criminal charges against the star.
Garrett was arrested on Saturday evening while he was in Franklin County, Tennessee. Then on Sunday, the 37-year-old actor was released from jail on a $2,100 bond. It's also reported that he's due back in court in March.
His arrest occurred just one day after news broke that he split from his girlfriend Emma Roberts. The two share one child together, one-year-old son Rhodes. According to reports, the former couple broke things off a few weeks ago, following a rocky few months in their relationship. A source told PEOPLE, "It's sad, and they are trying their best to co-parent. It's been hard."
Garrett's arrest on Saturday was not his first legal scandal. In court documents filed on Friday, the "Triple Frontier" star was sued by two women, Marina Venegas and her daughter Jennifer Castillo, for causing a head-on crash in Los Angeles two years ago, which led to him being arrested.
At the time, Garrett was released on bail with a court date set for February 25, 2020. The "Four Brothers" star later pleaded no contest to one count and was found guilty while the second DUI charge was dismissed.
The suit claimed Garrett allegedly "passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle and ran a solid red-light at a high rate of speed," colliding with a Nissan Sentra containing Marina, Jennifer and two minor children. As a result of the crash, the legal documents stated that the passengers suffered "severe and permanent injuries" and had to be taken to the emergency room.
"Hedlund's conduct was despicable in that he knew and was educated in the dangers presented to Plaintiffs and the public when he operated a vehicle while intoxicated," the complaint added. "There was a very strong odor of hard liquor emitting from Hedlund's breath, body, and the cab of the Jeep despite the windows being open/broken."
At the time, Garrett's blood level tested at .36 percent, four times the legal limit of .08. In the petition, Maria and Jennifer noted that Garrett "could have taken a taxi or called a ride-share" but he allegedly "refused to do so." The women are asking for punitive damages and a jury trial.