Famed journalist Barbara Walters’ daughter Jacqueline Walters Danforth was arrested in Naples, Florida over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence. If new details surrounding the incident are to be believed, she wasn’t exactly the easiest suspect in the history of the Sunshine State to deal with either.
According to TMZ, police in Naples received a call on Sunday morning a little after 1 AM that a car was stopped on the highway without its headlights on. When police arrived, they allegedly discovered Jacqueline in the driver’s seat and a man she referred to as her boyfriend in the passenger’s seat. At first, the encounter reportedly went well, but when officers tried to arrest the male, Walters Danforth allegedly went nuts, shouting and causing such a scene she had to be placed in handcuffs and taken to the ground.
After the dust settled, Jacqueline allegedly blew a .218, was hauled off to jail and eventually she was released on $1000 bond. She’ll have to appear in the near future to answer the charges, but if that wild blood alcohol figure is correct, she may wind up pleading out rather than go to court and answer for everything that happened.
After more than fifty years as a journalist in the public eye, Barbara Walters is set to retire in a little less than a year. At forty-four-years-old, her daughter, however, needs to get her act together. Here’s to hoping that happens sooner rather than later.