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Actor Vince Vaughn to Appear in Court on DUI Charge

September 10, 2018 - 8:07 am

(KNX 1070/AP) - Actor Vince Vaughn will appear in court Monday morning on a misdemeanor charge of driving drunk in Manhattan Beach.

Vaughn was stopped in June at a checkpoint.  Prosecutors say he refused requests to get out of his car. 

In June, Vaughn was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after being stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in Manhattan Beach. Vaughn, 48, was busted after failing a field sobriety test that was captured with officers' body cameras, Sgt. Tim Zins said.

Vaughn is best known for roles in comedies like "Dodgeball" and "Wedding Crashers," but has landed more dramatic parts in recent years such as playing a drill sergeant in the Oscar-winning "Hacksaw Ridge."

A passenger in Vaughn's car was arrested for public intoxication. Vaughn's vehicle was impounded.

Both men were also cited for delaying an investigation. Police previously described the allegation as "resisting arrest," which falls under the same section of the penal code, Zins said.

Vaughn chose to submit a blood sample rather than a Breathalyzer to test his blood-alcohol level, Zins said. The results were not immediately known.

Vaughn, who lives in Manhattan Beach, was released and given a citation to appear in court. 

Zins said he couldn't comment more on the arrest until prosecutors review the case and decide whether to file charges.

Alan Nierob, a spokesman for Vaughn, said he had no comment.

The arrest was first reported by TMZ.

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