Ron White of the "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" was late to a sold-out performance on Florida's Treasure Coast — but he had a good excuse.

The Vero Beach Police Department arrested the 51-year-old comedian Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

White, whose comedy album is titled "You Can't Fix Stupid," was booked at the Indian River County Jail shortly after 6 p.m. and released about two hours later on $1,000 bail.

His publicist, Kathe Nelson, says he went straight to the show after being released from jail. The show was delayed about an hour.

One of White's most famous routines includes a joke about being booked into a Texas jail under the alias "Tater Salad."