This was a busy weekend for celebrity DUI news.
Al Michaels, the longtime sports broadcaster, was arrested in Santa Monica after allegedly making an illegal U-turn. A breath test revealed a BAC of 0.08, which is exactly the “legal limit” for a DUI, and which makes it likely that he will get a reduced charge or dismissal.
Both actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband/agent Jim Toth were arrested in Atlanta, Georgia; Toth for DUI and Witherspoon for disorderly conduct. Toth was pulled over for driving in the wrong lane and he blew 0.139 on a breath test. Witherspoon, who later admitted that she had “one too many” was argumentative with the officer and tried to use her status as a celebrity to scare the officer. It didn’t work.
Much more seriously, Robert Todd Harrell, the bass player for the band 3 Doors Down, was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal crash in Nashville, Tennessee. The police claim that Harrell was under the influence of a combination of prescription medications and hard cider. Harrell is also charged with trying to sneak drugs into the jail.