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County music star left bloodied, bruised in attack by Lyft driver, cops say. Suspect arrested.

Source: Metro Nashville police; MEGA

Aug. 10 2021, Published 8:11 a.m. ET

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A Lyft driver assaulted a country music star after a dispute over a missed turn, police said.

Now, the suspect has been arrested and faces charges in connection to the alleged attack.

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Albert Boakye was charged with assault by the Metro Nashville police. He was booked into a Tennessee jail on Aug. 10. He was released hours after he was booked, according to court records.

In June, country music star Clare Dunn was picked up by Boakye, who was acting as a driver for the ride-share program Lyft, according to police warrants and reported by numerous news outlets. She was getting a ride from downtown Nashville to her home.

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When Boakye missed a turn, Dunn told him about it. It was at the point, he got angry and pulled over. Boakye then pulled Dunn by her shirt from the car, according to police.

Boakye grabbed Dunn by the neck, threw her to the ground and drove away, according to the report.

Dunn had cuts and bruises as a result of the attack.

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Police then put out a request to help find Boakye and he was arrested weeks later.

Source: MEGA

Clare Dunn

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"Before I could even get my shoes off or get my phone to try and call 911, he grabbed me by the collar, ripped me out of the backseat and slammed me face-first down into a ditch," Dunn told People magazine in a recount about the incident. "Somehow in the scuffle, I thought I called 911, but I didn't even get the number right. But it was a miracle. They called me back. And when I came to, I was screaming, and I saw headlights. He ended up just leaving me alone at that point and took off."

Assault in Tennessee carries a maximum penalty of up to 11 months and 29 days in jail.

Dunn is originally from Colorado and is known for her hits "Move On" and "Tuxedo." She has opened for notable acts, including Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins and Miranda Lambert.


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