Shaun White, Two Time Gold Medalist, Arrested

By: Kay West, People Email
By: Kay West, People Email

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.

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