Vince Vaughn Charged With DUI Following June Arrest And Faces Possible Jail Time
Vince Vaughn could serve up to 360 days in jail if convicted.
Actor Vince Vaughn has been charged with a DUI following an arrest earlier this summer.
In a press release on Friday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office confirmed that the 48-year-old actor had been charged with multiple misdemeanors: one count of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, one count of driving with .08 percent blood alcohol content or higher, and one count of refusing to comply with a peace officer or to submit to an inspection.
Vaughn could face up to 360 days in the county jail if convicted, the release stated. His arraignment is scheduled for September 10 at the Torrance Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The “Wedding Crashers” actor was initially arrested for driving under the influence and obstruction on June 10, after police stopped his vehicle at a DUI checkpoint in Manhattan Beach, California. A male passenger who was riding with Vaughn at the time was also arrested and booked for obstructing officers and public intoxication, according to CNN.
Sgt. Tim Zins, a spokesman for the Manhattan Beach Police Department, commented on Vaughn’s initial resisting arrest charge to CNN shortly after the news broke, explaining that the actor was not “fighting with officers, but more of delaying the investigation.”
“There was no officer use of force or anything like that,” Zins continued.
Prosecutors claimed in the Friday release that officers repeatedly asked Vaughn to exit his vehicle but he refused. He was then detained and arrested.
Police impounded Vaughn's vehicle following the arrest. Both the actor and his unnamed male passenger were booked at and later released from the Manhattan Beach Jail.
[Photo: Vince Vaughn walks the red carpet ahead of the “Dragged Across Concrete” screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 3, 2018 in Venice, Italy. By Maria Moratti/Contigo/Getty Images]