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Rascal Flatts Guitarist J.D. Rooney Busted for DUI After Car Crash

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J.D. Rooney Busted for DUI

9/10/2021 12:52 PM PT

Joe Don Rooney — lead guitarist for the country music trio Rascal Flatts — has been charged with driving under the influence after crashing his car near Nashville … this according to law enforcement.

Cops say the musician was arrested after he crashed into a tree around 4 AM Thursday in Williamson County.

Luckily for Joe, he wasn’t injured … however, we’re told he was taken to the county jail where he was booked on a DUI charge and released after posting $2,500 bond.

Along with playing guitar for Rascal Flatts, Rooney — a founding member of the group — sings the high-octave backup harmonies … and plays the mandolin and banjo as well.

So far, he has not commented about his arrest or car accident.