18-year-old actor Ethan Cutkosky, who plays Carl Gallagher on the Showtime series “Shameless,” was arrested and booked for DUI Thursday in Los Angeles.
According to reports, Cutkosky was driving his orange BMW at around 10:30 PM and began to straddle the traffic lanes, which prompted cops to pull him over.
He allegedly performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested on the spot.
It’s unclear if the DUI was drug or alcohol related.
The state of Florida takes a pretty hard stance on DUI arrests involving a person under the age of 21. In fact, the state has a “zero tolerance policy,” meaning a young person charged with DUI can face severe sanctions including jail time or incarceration, probation, fines, court costs, community service hours, and a driver’s license suspension.
For those under the age of 21 charged with DUI, Florida has enacted a zero tolerance legal limit of .02. This legal limit means that even one drink can put a driver over the legal limit.
A DUI conviction can really create turmoil in a young person’s life. It can limit future employment and educational opportunities and high school and college students could face disciplinary actions including being suspended or expelled from school.
If you are under the age of 21 and have been arrested for DUI, you need legal help as soon as possible. Our Florida DUI Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can fight on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.