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Chimaira’s Mark Hunter Arrested For Marijuana, Misses Show In San Antonio

Posted by on October 28, 2011

The last time Chimaira keyboardist/sampler (and singer of Daath) Sean Zatorsky took over vocal duties onstage, it was because frontman Mark Hunter fell ill. Last night, though, Hunter was absent from the stage due to a little problem with the law.

Last night (October 27), Hunter was forced to miss Chimaira’s show in San Antonio, TX. The Gauntlet discovered that venue had posted the sign (as seen off to the side) in front of the venue notifying fans of the singer’s absence from the show. While it started off as a rumor, the  El Paso police department reportedly confirmed that Hunter was arrested earlier that day following a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Hunter was reportedly booked and has since been released.

Following his release, Hunter gave the following update in a series of tweets:

“Out of the clink. Didn’t drop the soap.

I deeply apologize to the fans of San Antonio. I was detained at the same spot they got Willie. You know I will make it up to you.”

We guess now we’ve finally found a common thread between Mark Hunter and Willie Nelson. Hunter also assured everyone this morning via Twitter that he is doing well and will rejoin the band for tonight’s show in Dallas, TX. We’re just glad, though, that Hunter was able to get out of jail before dropping the soap.

[via The Gauntlet and The PRP]

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