Austin police arrest singer Cory Morrow
Staff and wire report
AUSTIN — Country singer Cory Morrow was charged with drug possession and driving while intoxicated after police said they found cocaine in a car he was driving.
Morrow, an Austin resident and a favorite with the Texas college crowd, was stopped at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday after he didn’t signal a turn, according to a police affidavit.
The officer reported that Morrow’s breath smelled of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot. Morrow was arrested after failing a field sobriety test, and a plastic bag in the car contained one-third of a gram of cocaine, the affidavit said.
Morrow, 32, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony with a maximum penalty of two years in state jail. He also was charged with driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor that carries a jail term of up to 180 days.
He was released from jail on $4,000 bail.
Morrow is scheduled to perform Feb. 4 at the Texas Hall of Fame in Bryan. Ron Quiram, a manager at the music venue, said Morrow’s show will go on as scheduled.
The singer’s tour manager, Dave Lytle, said a statement would be issued Thursday. Lytle did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press on Thursday.
Morrow, a Houston native, has released six albums, including “Songs We Wish We’d Written,” a collaboration with friend Pat Green.
• Staff writer Greg Okuhara contributed to this report.