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Sam Shepard arrested on drunk driving charges

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As reported by PEOPLE, Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on charges of aggravated drunk driving. The award-winning actor and playwright was arrested outside of a restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M, after an employee called the police about a driver who was attempting to leave with his truck’s emergency brake on. When an officer contacted Shepard, he declined a breathalyzer test but failed a field sobriety test. According to Santa Fe County Jail records, the 71-year-old Bloodline actor spent the night in custody and was released Tuesday.

Shepard has admitted his struggles with alcohol in the past. In 2009, he was arrested for drunk driving in Illinois.  

Read more at PEOPLE.

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