Barbara Walters‘ daughter, Jacqueline Danforth, was arrested early Sunday in Naples, Fla., on suspicion of driving under the influence, TMZ reports.
Local police found Danforth, 44, and a male passenger “extremely intoxicated” in their car, which was parked on a highway with its lights off, according to a police report obtained by TMZ. Danforth protested the police officer handcuffing her male passenger, and was then taken to the ground and put in handcuffs.
Danforth later submitted to breathalyzer test and blew a blood alcohol level of .218 — nearly three times the .08 legal limit in Florida. She was taken into custody and later released on $1,000 bail.
Police have charged 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell with vehicular homicide following a fatal car accident on Friday, April 19, in Nashville, Tenn., CNN reports. Officers said the musician was speeding.
The driver of the truck, Paul Howard Shoulders, was apparently not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from his vehicle during the crash. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Harrell, 41, reportedly showed signs of impairment when he underwent a field sobriety test. Police said he acknowledged consuming hard cider and taking prescription Lortab and Xanax; they also discovered Oxycodone and Oxymorphone pills in his sock when he was booked at a local station.
According to Webpronews, NBC 5 Jane McGarry was arrested over the weekend under suspicion of driving under the influence.
The 56-year old reporter–who is a National Gracie Award winner–was pulled over in Dallas after failing to signal when she changed lanes, and when officers noted her bloodshot eyes and odd demeanor they asked her to perform several sobriety tests, which she failed. Although she refused a breathalyzer test, officials took a blood sample from her, as per their policy.
McGarry doesn’t have a prior record but her employer is looking into the matter, according to Brian Hocker, vice president of programming. Hopefully one mistake won’t be the undoing of her career.