John McAfee arrested on DUI, gun charges in Tennessee
Legendary developer of the first commercial Antivirus program and Tennessee resident John McAfee was arrested over the weekend in Henderson Country on DUI and gun charges.
John McAfee was taken into custody around 8:45 p.m. Sunday on Highway 22 and is charged with DUI and possession of a firearm while intoxicated, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
McAfee has admitted to driving under the influence of Xanax but said his doctor failed to warn him of its side effects.
“Yes, I was arrested while under the influence of Xanax,” he said. “It was a brand new prescription received the same day of the arrest, and the physician neglected to warn me about driving while taking it.
“As to the weapons,” McAfee continued, “I always carry them and, unless one is impaired, they are legal to possess and carry.”
McAfee’s Facebook account initially said that he had ended up in a short shootout with the police before running out of ammunition, surrendering, and joking with his arresting officers about how terrible his aim had been. However, McAfee later denied a shootout actually took place and said he was just joking.