Nick Carter started out 2016 by being arrested on January 14 at the Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West, Fla.! The former Backstreet Boy was arrested at 8:13 p.m. by the local cops on charges of misdemeanor battery. Arresting officers put down Nick's occupation as "None" on the arrest report. That's probably sadly true for the faded former pop star, whose brother Aaron has also made headlines
in The ENQUIRER. It was yet another embarrassment for the troubled singer — who also just became a new dad with the April 20 birth of son Odin Reign Carter! The ENQUIRER, however, has been giving Nick's fans the scoop for years...
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The ENQUIRER was there when Nick was busted on drunk-driving charges in March of 2005 — and pals said a broken heart had triggered his boozing! He was pulled over in Huntington Beach, Calif., at 7: 40 p.m. after cops say he was driving erratically. And when police asked him to walk a straight line, he “was waddling like a duck,” divulged a friend who was with him during the arrest. Aaron, then 25, was reported to have drinking heavily ever since he checked out of his relationship with Paris Hilton last July, “He still hasn’t gotten over her,” revealed a friend of the baby-faced Backstreeter. “It crushed him! He begged her to get back together, but she wanted to continue to play the field.” Huntington Beach parking lot attendant Mike Bailey witnessed the DUI bust. “His hair was disheveled and he looked very wasted,” Bailey told The ENQUIRER. "Nick appeared to be so drunk he couldn’t make it through the field sobriety test. The cops asked him to stand on one foot, and he nearly fell right over!”
Nick was also in hot water in Key West during April of 2006 — after a woman told police she was sexually assaulted while spending the night in a house with the pop star and his assistant! The woman told police that Carter paid for her and her female pal to travel from Wisconsin to Key West for a vacation. On March 27, the foursome stayed at the home of a friend of the singer. According to a Key West newspaper, the woman claimed she was assaulted around midnight. Key West Police Chief Bill Mauldin said his department was investigating the woman’s claims. Carter’s attorney Jay Hershoff said: “Any allegation of sexual assault is not true. He vehemently denies this.”
Nick should've learned to stay away from his home state by now. The ENQUIRER was there on Jan. 1, 2002, when he started the New Year off by being arrested after getting drunk, getting into a fight — and then exposing himself! He was only 21 years old when, according to witnesses, the teen heartthrob got soused and rowdy in a Tampa, Fla., club. When a young woman tried to calm him down, he became belligerent — and then argued with cops, who hauled him off to the slammer. “Nick just kept hollering,” said a witness. “The young woman was telling him he was ‘out of order,’ but he wasn’t listening. He just shouted louder and louder. The police — who were at the club for another disturbance — told him to knock it off. And he wouldn’t listen to them either!" Tampa police spokesman Joe Durkin said officers asked Carter to quiet down and leave the Pop City club at least 10 times. “It was 3:20 a.m. They finally told him to leave by the count of three or be arrested. He was arrested.”
Nick's wild Florida past includes a surprising ex-girlfriend, too! As a teenager in the Tampa suburb of Ruskin, Fla., Nick had a steamy romance with Debra Lafave — who became a sexy blonde teacher whose scandalous relationship with a 14- year-old student shocked America! “Debbie was hot with Nick back in 1995 and everybody knew about it,” a childhood friend of Debra told The ENQUIRER. The romance began during Lafave’s sophomore year at East Bay Senior High School. “Debbie was so blonde and beautiful that everyone called her ‘The Barbie’ because she was just like a living and breathing Barbie Doll,” said the friend. Nick went on to pop stardom and that romance with Paris Hilton. Debra later seduced a 14-year-old student in a portable classroom, as well as in her home and in the back of her SUV. Sometimes she had sex with the boy while his 15-year-old cousin drove them around, said investigators. In late June, the 15-year-old boy’s mother got wind of the alleged affair. The police were called and Debra was busted. Lafave reportedly told her young boyfriend she was having “sexual inadequacy problems with her husband” and “was turned on by the fact that having sexual relations with him was not allowed.”