Actor Lou Diamond Phillips Arrested On DWI Charge


Actor Lou Diamond Phillips was arrested for DUI Friday after driving up to a police during a traffic stop in Portland, Texas and asking for directions.

Lou Diamond Phillips, seen here in August, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Friday in Texas.

According to Portland Police, an officer, on patrol, at 1:35 a.m. was on a separate, unrelated traffic stop on Moore Avenue in Portland, when Phillips pulled in behind the officers patrol unit.

The officer suspected he was intoxicated and called another officer to assist, Corey said.

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Phillips was taken into custody and transported to the San Patricio County Jail in Sinton, reports USA Today. Jail records show Phillips, who starred in "La Bamba", was later freed on $2,500 bond.

The actor was cuffed and taken to the station, where he blew a.20.

The actor, 55, was arrested in Portland - a southeastern Texas city - at around 1:30 a.m. Friday after he drove up behind a cop and asked for directions, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported. Phillips was scheduled to appear Friday afternoon at a Corpus Christi historical event. "We are in contact with his agents and we will be having conversations with them later".