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Hinder Singer Arrested For Drunk Driving

The Jonesboro Sun reports that the lead singer of the rock group HINDER was arrested in Jonesboro, Arkansas on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Austin John Winkler, 26, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., was arrested by Patrolman Anthony Zaffarano at about 11:30 p.m. Friday after a traffic stop at the intersection of West Matthews Avenue and Crescent Cove. Winkler is scheduled to appear in Craighead County District Court on Jan. 2.

The officer said in his report that he conducted a traffic stop after spotting a silver 2003 Suzuki SUV traveling south on Gee Street with no headlights on.

"I could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle," Zaffarano wrote in his report. "I advised Mr. Winkler for the reason of the stop. The female in the backseat advised the driver (Winkler) to turn the knob to activate the lights instead of just the daytime running lights. Mr. Winkler advised the vehicle was not his. The female in the back seat advised the vehicle belonged to her."

The HINDER frontman allegedly told police that he had two glasses of wine. Winkler later told police that he had four glasses of wine in a four-hour period, according to the report.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Kalis_wrath writes:

You know, Taxi cabs are a wonderful invention. They are also a ton cheaper than a duii and no one gets hurt or at risk of getting hurt. *shakes head*

# Dec 23, 2007 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Fuck a Name writes:

First off- FOUR glasses of WINE? You gotta be sh**ting me. if he got pulled over because that much alcohol showed in his driving abilities, then god he is a b****.
Second- Just wondering; Why is Hinder on a Metal site? I can understand MCR and A7x, cuz the site needs search hits, among other things, But a band that is declared "Rock" in the article, makes no sense. This band is nowhere near Metal at all. So what the f***?

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# Dec 23, 2007 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

@F@*k a name. They have an article somewhere on this site on Aerosmith. I do agree though that it should be in keeping with metal only. Maybe its the nature of the crime, the fact that stupidity should be painful and the word should be spread everywhere possible.

# Dec 23, 2007 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. graveland writes:

he must have been drinking because he missed his ex girlfriend

# Dec 23, 2007 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. rk writes:

or his ex boyfriend this band is gayer than rip taylors moustache.

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6. Diamond Oz writes:

Rip Taylor? He's a god in my country! He can't walk the streets without getting mobbed!

# Dec 23, 2007 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Wednesday 13 writes:

Who the f*** cares the band sucks and he's already been caught attempting to hang himself

# Dec 23, 2007 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. rk writes:

I wish he would have finished the job. Top 40 jock rock at its possible worst.

# Dec 23, 2007 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kalis_wrath writes:

Drinking because you miss a lover is one thing, but to drive a vehicle after drinking is another. I hope the laws Darwinism take over soon so that he does not procreate!

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