Bachelorette’s James Taylor Arrested for DWI, Carrying Weapon


James McCoy Taylor.
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James McCoy Taylor, who competed in The Bachelorette Season 12 was arrested. Us Weekly This is a valid confirmation.

According to court records, the 35-year-old country crooner was arrested in Katy Texas on September 10th on charges of driving while intoxicated as well as unlawful possession. UseIn Touch Reporter was the first to report on the news.

Taylor was taken to the College Point Police Station. He was then released on bond. Taylor was being held under two separate conditions: a $2,000 DWI penalty and a $4,000 bond to prevent him from possessing a firearm. The former reality television star has yet not spoken publicly about his arrest.

Taylor was first a well-known singer. JoJo Fletcher’s suitors during season 12 of the ABC dating show. The Cash Reserve host, 31, sent him home during the show’s seventh week before eventually accepting a proposal from Jordan Rodgers. After a six year engagement, the duo got married in May.

Despite walking away without the final rose, the “Great Again” singer doesn’t regret his reality TV experience.

“Sure, we all wanted the girl. But I believe I did it the right manner. That’s been great for me now because people want to keep in touch, be friends and help each other where we can,” Taylor previously told IndyStar August 2016. “Wells [Adams] Wants to help me push my album. He’s a radio guy. That’s really cool. The fact that I didn’t treat him like a radio guy or like a competitor is huge. I treated him like a friend, and now that’s just a perk. Always looking out for others over yourself is the main thing I learned.”

Taylor, however, has since been “exiled from Bachelor Nation,” according to the show’s executive producer Mike Fleiss.

“Whoever that former cast member/idiot jerkoff is that went to Trump’s treasonous rally, got a message for ya … You are officially exiled from #BachelorNation!!!” Fleiss, 58, tweeted in January 2021, shortly after Taylor confirmed he had attended the January 6 riot at the Capitol. “Shame on you.”

Taylor has even added an “exiled from Bachelor Nation” label to his Instagram profile bio.

The former ABC host had previously revealed that he attended a rally in support of Donald Trump’s quest to remain in office despite President Joe BidenThe general election won.

“Big thanks to #TheBachelor family for supporting me during this time … from top to bottom,” Taylor tweeted at the time. “Conservative producers are the best!! Thank you @ABCNetwork @ABC & @BachelorABC for having my back while I legally supported our President.”