After being arrested in June at a police checkpoint in, California, Vince Vaughn has now been charged with driving under the influence, US Weekly reports.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney charged the 48-year-old actor with three misdemeanors in all. In addition to driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, he was also charged with driving with .08 percent blood alcohol content or higher and with refusing to comply with a peace officer or to submit to inspection. The charge comes nearly three months after the ‘Wedding Crashers’ star was arrested at a police checkpoint in Manhattan Beach, California.
According to the report, police said he was uncooperative when officers told him and his unnamed passenger to step out of the car. Police said that as soon as they asked Vaughn and his passenger to step out of the car, they became “uncooperative”, resulting in both of them being charged with obstructing a police officer. The unnamed passenger was also charged with public intoxication. After the arrest, Vaughn was released on a $5,000 bail. According to Pop Culture magazine, his wife, Kyla Weber, was spotted by photographers using the back entrance of the Manhattan Beach police station when picking him up.
If convicted as charged, Vaughn could face up to 360 days in county jail. His arraignment hearing is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Torrance Branch.
Vaughn does not have any historical issues or arrests having to do with alcohol; the only exception comes in the form of his 2001 arrest in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he was sent to jail after a bar fight while filming John Travolta’s ‘Domestic Disturbance’. According to The Hollywood Reporter, fellow actor Steve Buscemi, who was also present during the incident, was stabbed during the brawl.
Vaughn, who is married to Kyla Weber, a realtor, has yet to publicly comment on his DUI arrest. The couple have been married for two years and have two children together — a daughter named Locklyn Kyla Vaughn, born in 2010, and a son named Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, born in 2013.