Cops Bust Willie Nelson In Hewitt, Tx On This Day In 1994
Time flies when you're a Country Legend!
Here's a trip down memory lane on I-35 highway.
22 years ago today Willie Nelson pulled over along an I-35 access road in Hewitt, Texas and was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Exhausted from his show in Austin earlier that day, Mr. Nelson decided to take a nap. But that's when a police vehicle noticed the car on the side of the road and decided to check things out.
The police saw what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette sitting in the ashtray of Willie's Mercedes. That led them to a bag containing a small amount of pot. It took almost a year for his day in court, but a judge ruled the evidence inadmissible. Prosecutors decided not to appeal the ruling. Willie takes to the road again later this May with a string of dates scheduled along the east coast beginning May, 19th in Florence, South Carolina.