Actor Lou Diamond Phillips Arrested For Drunk Driving
Phillips allegedly drove up to police officer to ask directions despite having a blood alcohol level that was over twice the legal limit!
By Sarah Kuta on November 3, 2017
PORTLAND, Texas (AP) — Actor Lou Diamond Phillips has been charged with DWI in Texas just hours before a scheduled appearance in Corpus Christi.
Police in nearby Portland arrested Phillips early Friday. Jail records show Phillips, who starred in “La Bamba,” was later freed on $2,500 bond.
Police Chief Mark Cory says an officer was conducting an unrelated traffic stop when the 55-year-old Phillips drove up and asked for directions. Cory says the officer suspected Phillips had been drinking. His blood alcohol level was .20 — more than twice the legal limit for driving.
Cory says Phillips, who listed a California address, was cooperative.
Jail records had no attorney for Phillips, a 1980 graduate of Corpus Christi’s Flour Bluff High School. Phillips was scheduled to appear Friday afternoon at a Corpus Christi historical event.
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