FILM STAR FACES MISDEMEANOR CHARGES OF DUI.Byline: Jason Kandel Staff Writer
Actor Nick Nolte faces misdemeanor charges after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs on Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Coast Highway may refer to:
Nolte, 61, was arrested Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. when a CHP CHP Chapter
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CHP Community Health Plan officer noticed a black 1992 Mercedes-Benz driving erratically, swerving, with squealing tires, in the southbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway near Kanan Dume Road.
``The officer followed the vehicle as it was driving very erratically, weaving side to side and swerving,'' said Capt. Dan Bower of the California Highway Patrol. ``The officer stopped the car, and the solo occupant driver was Nick Nolte.''
CHP Officer Leland Tang said Nolte had droopy eyes and he was drooling drooling
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Nolte's publicist Arnold Robinson did not return phone calls seeking comments.
Police said Nolte complied with a series of field sobriety tests, and based upon the results, and Nolte's demeanor, an arrest was made.
``The officer formed the opinion that Nolte was driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs,'' Bower said. ``Officers described him as being highly intoxicated in·tox·i·cate
v. in·tox·i·cat·ed, in·tox·i·cat·ing, in·tox·i·cates
1. To stupefy or excite by the action of a chemical substance such as alcohol.
There was nothing mentioned in the police report that indicated that Nolte smelled of alcohol, Tang said.
Results from a blood test conducted after the arrest will confirm the intoxicant in·tox·i·cant
An agent that intoxicates, especially an alcoholic beverage.
in·toxi·cant adj. in Nolte's system. The results are expected within a few days, Bower said.
Nolte was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence into the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department This article is about the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department, not to be confused with the smaller Los Angeles County Police
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) is a local law enforcement agency that serves Los Angeles County, California. station in Lost Hills. Within eight hours he had posted the $2,500 bail.
(1) At the Woodland Hills station, CHP Capt. Dan Bower speaks to the media Thursday about the arrest of actor Nick Nolte.
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