Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough charged with DUI after pot overdose

Former Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Derek Hough, 30, has been charged with DUI after testing positive for cannabis, while performing onstage at an Arizona nightclub at a party hosted by musical sensation Post Malone. Police had been called to Hough’s performance, where he was being roasted.

“Our belief is the metabolite of marijuana was mixed with alcohol on an empty stomach, which led to the positive test result,” said Dustin Helfrich, spokesman for the Chandler Police Department. Hough was booked into jail at 10:24 p.m. Sunday, before being released at 12:15 a.m. Monday on $5,000 bail. His tour mate, Kyle Massey, was arrested for public intoxication and marijuana possession.

Hough has had a meteoric rise to fame since appearing on the 10th season of Dancing with the Stars. He began dating actress Julianne Hough in late 2012, and they married in August 2014. Derek and Julianne’s famous brother, Derek Hough, was an Olympic figure skater, and also appeared on DWTS. Hough competed for the Olympic gold in the men’s freestyle skiing team event in Vancouver, Canada, in 2010, where he skied down the mountain in “reefer” style, and was dubbed the “beginner’s champion.” He continued to pursue his skills as a skier in 2016 in the North American Free Ski Association Winter Games.

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