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Actor Marion ‘Pooch’ Hall Facing Prison Time After Allegedly Driving Drunk With Toddler Son On His Lap

The "Ray Donovan" actor could be sentenced to a maximum of six years if convicted of charges that include felony child abuse. 

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Actor Marion “Pooch” Hall may be facing time in prison after getting caught allegedly driving under the influence with his small child on his lap.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged the 41-year-old “Ray Donovan” actor with one felony count of child abuse, one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, and one misdemeanor count of driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content, according to a press release issued Wednesday. He may be sentenced to up to six years in state prison if convicted.

Hall was arrested on Oct. 3 after allegedluy crashing his car into a parked vehicle. Witnesses reported seeing Hall driving recklessly with a small child on his lap prior to the accident, with one witness reporting that the child even had their hands on the steering wheel for a time. The toddler was later identified as Hall’s 2-year-old son, according to authorities. After police arrived, they noted that Hall “displayed obvious signs of alcohol intoxication” and he was arrested on the scene, according to a statement from police that was obtained by E! News.

No one was injured during the incident and the child was released to Hall’s wife at the time of his arrest. Hall was booked for driving under the influence and child endangerment, and shortly thereafter posted $100,000 bail, E! News reports.

Hall is due back in court for arraignment on Thursday, according to the district attorney's office. The Burbank Police Department are reportedly continuing to investigate the incident.

Hall, who has not posted on social media since his arrest, has yet to comment publicly on the situation.

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