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Back in December 2018, “Glee” star Jesse Luken was arrested after police discovered him sitting in his Toyota, which had its airbag deployed and a mangled wheel from hitting a curb. The officers asked him to participate in a field sobriety test which they report he failed.
His arraignment is next month. If he is unable to have the charges dismissed, he faces probation and a mandatory alcohol education program.
In October 2017, former linebacker Robert Mathis was stopped by police for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and for failing to use his turn signals. Officers state that he seemed lost, confused, and that his manner of speech was slow and thickened. Despite the fact that his blood alcohol level was only a 0.052 he was still arrested for an OWI - operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Why? Because he mentioned that he had taken a sleeping pill earlier in the evening.
Mathis fought the charges for over a year but recently agreed to a plea deal. He pled guilty to 1 misdemeanor count of OWI and in exchange received one-year probation and 60 days in jail. During his probation, he cannot drink alcohol for the entire year. He must also attend a victim impact panel.
The actor, Marion “Pooch” Hall, has been instructed to attend parenting classes as part of his plea deal in California.
Last year, Hall was arrested after witnesses called police because they saw him swerve off the road and into a parked car, while he had his young son sitting in his lap.
When officers arrived, they administered a blood alcohol test which registered at .25, which is more than three times the legal limit in Calfornia.
Hall was facing up to six years in prison, however, he was able to reach a plea agreement. Hall will be on probation for three years, a three-month alcohol abuse class, and a year-long parenting class.
Michael Madsen, who is known for his roles in movies like “Kill Bill”, was arrested by Malibu police for driving while under the influence. Madsen was caught when he drove his Land Rover into a pole. He was not injured and his blood alcohol level has not yet been released.