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Vince Vaughn has played criminals in True Detective and other movies before, and he had a real-life run-in with the law this weekend when he was arrested for driving under the influence and obstructing an officer. Reports this weekend indicate that early on the morning of June 10, Vince Vaughn was pulled over in California at a DUI checkpoint, was given a sobriety test and failed. More details on what happened, below.
Vince Vaughn was reportedly driving in Hermosa Beach when he was pulled into a sobriety checkpoint by the Manhattan Beach Police Department. Reports say he was stopped at the DUI checkpoint at 12:30 a.m. Pacific Time, and was riding with a passenger at the time of the incident. TMZ, who broke the story, says that both Vaughn and the unnamed passenger were allegedly uncooperative, leading to them being asked to leave the vehicle and eventually getting arrested by the police department. They were taking to jail at 1 a.m. PT.
Bail at the time was set at $5,000 for Vince Vaughn, but he has since posted it and headed home. This isn't the first time Vaughn has been arrested; he was also taken to jail back in 2001 following a bar brawl. In that incident the stakes were even higher. He was at the bar with Steve Buscemi, who was stabbed several times by a man named Timothy Fogerty during the brawl. That incident happened in Wilmington, North Carolina, where both Vaughn and Buscemi were filming the flick Domestic Disturbance. Producer Scott Rosenberg was also arrested at the time. Fortunately, Steve Buscemi ended up being OK and the film proceeded forward after the incident. (Although we wouldn't call it the finest project on any of those men's resumes.)
One of the last projects that Vince Vaughn completed actually took him to prison. He starred in Brawl in Cell Block 99, a movie about a drug mule who goes to jail and ends up getting involved in acts of brutality during a riot. It was only a few years ago that he also starred as career criminal Franky Semyon in the second season of HBO's True Detective, as well. When not doing comedy, which he's definitely most famous for, gritty crime stories seem to work for the actor.
We'll keep you updated if anything else comes into play with this DUI. Los Angeles and the surrounding area is definitely a driving city, but this is a good reminder that there are apps like Uber and Lyft out there and there are still cab services if you are out and about while inebriated. A $5,000 fine is the least of the issues that can arise while drinking and driving. Rule number 76. No excuses. Play like a champion.