PALATINE, Ill. – Former “American Idol” contestant Haley Reinhart was arrested Saturday at a Palatine bar.
Reinhart is accused of striking an employee of the Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grill.
As the group was on the way out, Reinhart “began arguing with a security staff member and struck the employee in the head with a closed fist,” police said in a statement.
Reinhart, who now lives in California, was arrested and charged with one count of battery. She was released on her own recognizance and is due back in court August 2nd.