Oxygen Insider Exclusive!

Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, breaking news, sweepstakes, and more!

Sign Up for Free to View
Crime News Breaking News

Marion ‘Pooch’ Hall Avoids Prison Time After Getting Arrested For Driving Under The Influence With Toddler On His Lap

The "Ray Donovan" actor was arrested last year after driving drunk and crashing into a parked car, all while holding his 2-year-old son in the front seat.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Months after actor Marion “Pooch” Hall was arrested on DUI and child endangerment charges, a judge has decided that he will not serve any time behind bars.

The 44-year-old “Ray Donovan” actor was arrested in October after driving while intoxicated with his 2-year-old son on his lap and crashing into a parked vehicle. In accordance with a plea agreement, Hall pleaded no contest on Tuesday to one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood alcohol content over .08 percent, and another misdemeanor count of child endangerment, according to a release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

In addition to having his driver’s license revoked for six months, Hall must also participate in a three-month residential alcohol treatment program, attend parenting classes for one year, and submit to three years of probation, the agreement stipulates.

Hall was arrested on Oct. 3, 2018, in Burbank, California after witnesses called police to report seeing a man driving erratically with a young child on his lap and then crashing into a parked car, E! News reports. One witness claimed that they saw the child with their hands on the wheel at one point, according to the outlet.

Actor Marion "Pooch" Hall attends the premiere of "Chuck" at ArcLight Cinemas on May 2, 2017 in Hollywood, California

“Mr. Hall displayed obvious signs of alcohol intoxication and was unable to perform standardized field sobriety tests,” read a statement from police that was obtained by E! News. “Mr. Hall’s 2-year-old son was riding in the car with him at the time of the collision and was determined to have been riding in the vehicle unrestrained, as required by law.”

No one was harmed during the incident, according to police. The child was reportedly released to Hall’s wife, while officers took Hall into custody. He was later booked at the Burbank City Jail on charges of child endangerment and driving under the influence of alcohol, but was released after posting $100,000 bail the following morning, according to E! News.

Hall faced a maximum sentence of six years in prison if convicted, according to the DA’s office.

Hall has yet to address his arrest or sentencing publicly.

Read more about: