'Wedding Crashers' actor Vince Vaughn arrested for DUI and 'resisting arrest'
The actor was later released on $5,000 bail and was seen leaving the California police station premises in a car driven by wife Kayla Weber along with a police escort.
On Sunday (May 10) morning, Vince Vaughn was arrested in California on suspicion of driving while under the influence and resisting arrest, according to TMZ. The 'Wedding Crashers' star was arrested in Hermosa Beach in Los Angeles County around 12:30 a.m. after he was stopped at a checkpoint. A source told the website that Vince was with a fellow passenger when he was asked to stop at the checkpoint.
This is not the first time the actor has been to jail. In 2001, Vaughn was arrested in Wilmington, North Carolina, following a bar brawl during which another actor, Steve Buscemi, was stabbed. Vaughn was arrested for assault in the incident, but the charges were later dropped.
What Vaughn probably was not expecting at that hour was a checkpost. According to a Facebook post of the Manhattan Beach police, the police department holds a DUI and driver's license checkpoint event from 8 pm Saturday night until 3 am Sunday morning. The post further added that "The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety, increase the awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving, and deter impaired driving and unlicensed driving."
The department continued, “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.'”
According to Hollywood Reporter, Vince was arrested for DWI and resisting, while his co-passenger was also arrested and charged with public intoxication. TMZ further noted that Vince was booked into jail around 4 am on Sunday in Manhattan Beach, CA. However, he was later released on $5,000 bail. According to Daily Mail, Vince's wife, Kyla Weber, was spotted entering a California police station on Sunday.
Kyla chose to take the back entrance to the station as she was spotted hours after Vince was arrested. She later left with Vince with a police escort. Over the years Vince has acted in many successful movies. He began acting in the year 1980 but rose to fame after he was cast in the 1996 comedy-drama film 'Swingers'. However, one of the biggest hits in his career came after he was cast by director Steven Spielberg in the blockbuster The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
He went on to add other big roles during his career. Vince also dated Jennifer Aniston back in 2005 but the two decided to part ways a year after. In 2006, Vince filed a lawsuit against three tabloid magazines who accused him of being unfaithful towards Jennifer. The pair broke up in November 2016. In March 2009, Vince and his now wife Kyla got engaged.
The pair tied the knot on January 2, 2010, in the historic Armour House at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois. The couple is proud parents to their two children: daughter Locklyn Kyla Vaughn (born 2010) and son Vernon Lindsay Vaughn (born 2013). The actor can be seen next in the upcoming movie 'Fighting with My Family'.