Actor Lou Diamond Phillips,55, was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Friday for driving under the influence in Portland, Texas just hours before he was scheduled to speak in Corpus Christi for the "Voices of South Texas – Old Bayview Cemetery Comes Alive" kick-off. He is best known for his role in La Bamba, Young Guns and the TV show Longmire.
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Phillips pulled up to an officer who was engaged in a traffic stop and asked for directions. The officer suspected Phillips has been drinking and administered sobriety tests, which he failed. Phillips had 0.20% alcohol in his blood which is more than double the legal limit that Texas allows. He was arrested and booked into jail at the San Patricio County Jail in Sinton. Police Chief Mark Cory says Phillips was cooperative and gave a California address.
When asked if Phillips will still appear, director of the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department, Jay Ellington said, "There are no changes to our program currently. We are in contact with his agents and we will be having conversations with them later."
Phillips is a 1980 graduate of Corpus Christi's Flour Bluff High School. No lawyer was listed for Phillips on the jail website and bond was not immediately set.
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