Country star Sara Evans’ husband has been arrested and charged after allegedly trying to hit her with his vehicle.

According to reports, Jay Barker was arrested in Nashville on Saturday morning and has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  Later that afternoon he was being held on a 12-hour domestic violence hold.

Reports suggest Evans was said to have been in the passenger seat of a friend’s vehicle leaving a party at a neighbour’s house when Barker reversed his vehicle at a high rate of speed in an attempt to hit them.

The couple married in 2008, though a court affidavit shows that the couple are currently separated.