'Wizards of Waverly Place' star Daniel Samonas arrested for DUI at Burning Man
Yet another 'Wizards of Waverly Place' star gets arrested. This time, it's actor Daniel Samonas who played Selena Gomez's former onscreen boyfriend
Yet another 'Wizards of Waverly Place' star is in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. Close on the heels of David Henrie, who was arrested for attempting to bring a loaded gun through Los Angeles International Airport, actor Daniel Samonas was busted for DUI at Burning Man.
Samonas — who played Dean Moriarty, Selena Gomez's former onscreen boyfriend, on the Disney Channel show — was taken into custody at Burning Man, reports TMZ. The actor was arrested and booked for driving under the influence in Pershing County, NV.
According to People, Sheriff Jerry Allen said that Samonas was allegedly driving recklessly through a very populated portion of the city. The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office is currently waiting for the results of his blood test. The 28-year-old actor, who was arrested on August 27, was released the next day after posting a bond. He currently remains out of jail on the terms of his bond.
The news of his arrest comes a day after his former co-star, David Henrie was arrested at LAX for carrying a loaded gun with him in the airport. The actor was allegedly carrying a loaded M&P Shield 9mm pistol, reported TMZ.
The 29-year-old actor later took to Twitter to tweet about the incident. “I take responsibility for the situation at LAX today. I unintentionally brought my legally owned gun which is registered in my name to the airport," he continued. “I am so sorry for any trouble it caused, but I am appreciative of TSA’s efforts in implementing the safety laws that are in place to protect our beautiful country. More than anything I am humiliated and embarrassed that this even happened. But I am thankful to the TSA, LAPD and all involved today for their kindness and their professionalism during this process.”
Henrie was, however, released later the very day because his gun was legal and he showed great respect for the officers who arrested him.
However, one person who wasn't satisfied with his explanation was Ariel Winter, who took to Twitter to slam him. "So...you didn’t notice the *loaded* gun in your bag when you were packing for the airport?????," she tweeted.