Vince Vaughn Convicted Of Reckless Driving In DUI Arrest

By Beth Leipholtz 05/06/19

The "Wedding Crashers" actor was arrested at a sobriety checkpoint in June 2018.

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After being pulled over for driving under the influence last year, Vince Vaughn has been convicted of reckless driving and given probation time. 

According to People, the 49-year-old actor recently pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge he received in Manhattan Beach, California in June 2018. The actor did not appear in court, but was represented by his attorney. 

As a result, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said in a statement, Vaughn was sentenced to three years of summary probation. 

Additionally, the statement reads, Vaughn is required to participate in a three-month treatment program for alcohol and pay “an unspecified amount of fines.” 

However, TMZ reported that he will pay “a $390 fine—plus various penalties which ups the payout to around $1,700.”

People also reports that while on probation, Vaughn must agree to alcohol screening tests. He reportedly also was warned that if he were to be involved in a fatal crash while driving under the influence, the resulting charge could be murder. 

“The defendant was ordered to complete a three-month alcohol program, pay fines, and cannot refuse a preliminary alcohol screening test while on probation if requested by law enforcement,” the official statement read. “A Watson advisement also was given that states if he drives under the influence and a person is killed, he could be charged with murder.”

The June 2018 incident was Vaughn’s first DUI. People states that the actor was pulled over between Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach at 2:40 a.m. and apparently refused to exit his vehicle despite law enforcement officials' requests to do so.

Vaughn and his passenger were both taken to jail, but released after paying bail.

At the time, Sgt. Tim Zins, a spokesman for the Manhattan Beach Police Department, told CNN that Vaughn was not "fighting with officers, but more of delaying the investigation.”

"There was no officer use of force or anything like that," Zins told CNN.

According to People, Vaughn faced three misdemeanor charges at the time: driving under the influence, having a 0.08% or higher blood alcohol content and refusing to cooperate with law enforcement officials. If he had been convicted of all three, the District Attorney’s office stated, he could have had to serve up to 360 days in jail.

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Beth is a Minnesota girl who got sober at age 20. By day she is a website designer, and in her spare time she enjoys writing about recovery at www.lifetobecontinued.com, doing graphic design and spending time with her boyfriend and three dogs. Find Beth on LinkedInInstagram and Twitter.

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