Shaun White Charged With Vandalism, Public Intoxication

Pro snowboarder arrested fleeing

Caty Enders

Olympic gold medalist and Summer and Winter X Games champion Shaun White was arrested Sunday on charges of public intoxication and vandalism at a hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. White, 26, was staying at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, where police were summoned at 2 a.m. after he drunkenly pulled a fire alarm. A hotel employee also reported seeing White destroy a hotel phone. When he attempted to flee, White fell into a fence, giving himself a black eye visible in a mug shot taken shortly after his arrest. “White appeared to be extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol,” the police report said. White was released on his own recognizance Monday morning with a court date set for October 10. White has won 16 X Games gold medals in snowboarding and skateboarding and is the two-time defending Olympic halfpipe snowboarding champion.