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Actor Lou Diamond Phillips busted for DWI in Texas

November 4, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Actor Lou Diamond Phillips busted for DWI in Texas

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Actor Lou Diamond Phillips was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Texas during an incident which occurred just hours before he appeared at a speaking engagement in Corpus Christi.

Police officers in Portland, Texas, arrested Phillips around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

The actor was released after posting a $2,500 bail.

Portland Police Chief Mark Cory says an officer was conducting an unrelated traffic stop when the 55-year-old Phillips drove up and asked for directions. The officer suspected Phillips had been drinking, WJLA.

According to the arrest report, Lou Diamond Phillips, a 1980 graduate of Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi, had a blood-alcohol level of .20 percent — more than twice the legal limit for driving.

Cory says the “La Bamba” star, who listed a California address, was cooperative during the arrest process.

Jail records listed no attorney for Phillips.

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