Matthew Fox was apparently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Oregon on Friday.
The Lost star was cited at 3:23 a.m. and had a passenger in the vehicle with him, according to TMZ.
Fox was apparently pulled over for failing to maintain a lane and failure to signal. He was arrested on the scene after the officer allegedly determined he was intoxicated.
TMZ claims Fox was on his way to a fast food restaurant at the time of his arrest.
He was taken into custody and released later that day.
Fox is apparently due back in court in June.
All DUI arrests begin with a suspicion, or a reason to stop your vehicle. A police officer must have a reason to pull you over, and common causes may include the following:
• Broken Vehicle Lights
• Suspicious Behavior such as Weaving, Swerving, Failure to Maintain a Single Lane, etc.
• Unreadable License Plate or Tag
• Reckless Driving such as Failure to stop at Stop Signs, Speeding, etc.
It is important to understand that police stop drivers all the time, even those who are within the legal limit to drive. Regardless of guilt, this can place you in a stressful situation and may result in an arrest that will cost you money, time and frustration. In order to decrease your risk for being stopped by law enforcement in the first place, it is best to make sure that you are able to operate your vehicle safely. Always make sure you signal properly, your lights are on and avoid speeding or executing quick turns. In addition, limit the number of distractions in your vehicle. If you are stopped for a suspected DUI, try and remain calm and have appropriate documents ready for the police officer.
Under Florida Statutes, courts are generally required to impose a driver’s license suspension, a large fine, at least six months of probation as well as DUI school as part of the sentence for a first DUI. It is for these reasons that it is crucial to take a DUI arrest seriously and hire an experienced DUI attorney to protect you.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in Florida, contact the Florida DUI Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton online or dial us statewide and toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).