(USA Today) - Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, 26, has been charged with vandalism and public intoxication.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a release that officers arrived at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, where White was a guest, at 2 a.m. Sunday morning "regarding an intoxicated man, reportedly White, who allegedly pulled a fire alarm at the hotel which caused the evacuation of all guests." An employee also said he saw White destroy a hotel phone, police said.


According to police, White then tried to leave the hotel, first by cab, which was prevented by someone telling the cab driver he was calling the police. After White heard that, he allegedly kicked the person and fled on foot, according to police. Nashville police added that the person he kicked then chased White until White fell backward and struck his head against a fence.

Police said White was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was released Monday afternoon.

Officers who saw White on Sunday said he appeared "extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol."

White was issued arrest warrants charging White with vandalism and public intoxication after he refused to sign misdemeanor citations.

By Nicole Auerbach, USA Today

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