Video of Meghan Markle's half brother Thomas Markle Jr. stumbling during test for drunk driving out: 'Worst f***ing timing'
Thomas Markle Jr, the elder sibling and half-brother of Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, was arrested for drunk driving and a video of the incident has surfaced. Daily Mail TV reported that Markle Jr was handcuffed to the back of a car and was stumbling drunk. The dashcam video footage was obtained from the Oregon State Police after he was arrested in January 2019. In the video, he's heard talking in an annoyed tone saying, "worst f***ing timing. Whatever," after he is handcuffed.
TMZ reported that he was pulled over after driving almost 20 miles over the speed limit at Grants Pass at 1.30 am. This incident was after he had had a fight with Darlene Blout, his fiance, over his time spent at slot machines. His eyes had reportedly been bloodshot and he had a hard time trying to get his wallet out of the pocket. In the video, he also tells the police that he had three beers "a couple of hours" before his run-in with them.
He was reportedly limping and was unable to walk in a straight line. He also reportedly complained about his handcuffs being painful when he was arrested for DUI. His breathalyzer showed a .11% alcohol, which is way over the legal limit in Oregan, which is currently 0.8%.
At the time, his dad Thomas Markle Sr, had said, "My son has a serious problem and he needs help, and I hope he gets it" and his sister had said, "His drinking is not related to Meghan. He always drank."
Markle Jr. had previously been arrested in 2017 when he had pointed a gun at Darlene's head in the middle of a drunken spat. A police log had reportedly said, "During the argument (Markle) pulled a gun from his closet and pressed it up to his girlfriend’s head telling her not to leave. She fled into the bathroom and called the police. (Markle) was contacted and taken into custody. (Markle) also had a gun in his waistband."
Recently, he's been trying to reunite with Meghan, even though he had written to Prince Harry before the couple's wedding to ask him to call it off. He had expressed his desire to be invited to Archie's christening but hadn't been. He had also said, "I’m on a personal crusade to better the family image right now and it’s going to be a slow, long process."