Vince Vaughn Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

By Victoria Kim 06/12/18

The actor and his passenger were arrested at a DUI checkpoint in Manhattan Beach, California.

Vince Vaughn

Actor Vince Vaughn has been arrested for what would be his first DUI offense, TMZ reports.

Early Sunday morning (June 10), the 48-year-old actor and a passenger were passing through a DUI checkpoint a little after midnight outside of Los Angeles, according to Manhattan Beach police.

CNN reported that the Old School actor was arrested for driving under the influence and for resisting, delaying or obstructing officers. Vaughn’s male passenger was also arrested on charges of obstructing officers and public intoxication.

However, Sgt. Tim Zins of Manhattan Beach police clarified that the arrests were not spurred by “fighting with officers, but more of delaying the investigation” by initially refusing to exit their vehicle. “There was no officer use of force or anything like that,” said Zins.

Both men posted bail from Manhattan Beach Jail later Sunday morning.

Earlier in the week, Manhattan Beach police had posted on Facebook informing locals about the DUI checkpoint, which ran from Saturday evening to early Sunday morning: “The intent of the checkpoint is to encourage sober designated drivers. By publicizing these educational and enforcement efforts, the Manhattan Beach Police Department believes that drinking and driving while unlicensed will be reduced.”

According to TMZ, this would be Vaughn’s first DUI offense, if he is charged.

The last time the Wedding Crashers actor made headlines for drunken behavior was in 2001. Vaughn was in Wilmington, North Carolina while filming Domestic Disturbance, when he got into a bar brawl with some local men at the Firebelly Lounge, the Associated Press reported at the time.

Co-star Steve Buscemi, who was also involved, was taken to the emergency room for multiple stab wounds, according to Entertainment Weekly. He was later flown to New York to see a plastic surgeon before he could return to set.

Vaughn and screenwriter Scott Rosenberg were arrested. According to the Guardian, two local men allegedly picked a fight with the men when one of their girlfriend began talking to Vaughn.

Police said the brawlers “refused to disperse, so they all got pepper spray. In all, there were about ten involved when we got there, but the four kept fighting. Normally, we don’t have any problems there.”

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