Vince Vaughn has not made us laugh via a film role for many years.
Similarly, the actor was involved in a rather unfunny situation late Saturday night/early Sunday morning in Manhattan Beach, California.
TMZ is the celebrity gossip website that broke this news and which has provided us with most of the following details.
According to local law enforcement officials, Vaughn and an unnamed passenger were stopped at a checkpoint around 12:30 a.m. local time and asked to step out of their vehicle.
Police tell the aforementioned outlet that both men were uncooperative, even refusing to actually leave the car after being asked to do so at first.
Once they finally abided by this request, Vaughn was arrested around 1 a.m. and booked and cited for misdemeanor DUI, as well as obstructing a police officer.
His passenger was booked for obstruction and public intoxication.
Vaughn remained in custody for at least three hours, a source confirms.
He has subsequently been released on an unspecific amount of bail.
If Vaughn is formally chargedm this will be his first drunk driving arrest.
Announced authorities on Facebook of the checkpoint, which was in place from Saturday at 8 p.m. to Sunday at 3 a.m.
“The intent of the checkpoint is to encourage sober designated drivers.
By publicizing these educational and enforcement efforts, the Manhattan Beach Police Department believes that drinking and driving and driving while unlicensed will be reduced.
The department continued via this online explanation:
Our ‘Zero Tolerance’ approach to enforcement sends a clear message to those who still don’t heed the warning to designate a sober driver before celebrations begin.
Simply put, ‘If you are over the legal limit, you will be arrested.
No matter your celebrity status, apparently.
The 48-year-old actor is best known for his roles in comedies such as Swings, Dodgeball and Wedding Crashers.
However, of late, he has landed more dramatic roles on the big screen and the small screen, such as starring as drill sergeant in the Oscar-winning Hacksaw Ridge and as a villain in True Detective Season 2.
Vaughn also had a run-in with the cops in 2001 when he was arrested after a bar brawl in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Actor Steve Buscemi was also stabbed in that incident.
An assault charge against Vaughn at the time was eventually dropped.