Actor Sam Shepard was busted for a DUI in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Monday night.
The Bloodline actor was leaving the La Choza restaurant when a security guard called the cops as he felt 'an intoxicated driver' was too drunk to drive. Shepard attempted to drive away but couldn't because he'd left the emergency brake on which gave the cops cause to pull him over.
The Pulitzer Prize winning playwright told the officer he had had two tequilas and was planning to drive home. However he failed the field sobriety tests and then refused to blow into the breathalyzer. This resulted in him being charged with aggravated DUI, he posted bail Tuesday afternoon.
Santa Fe police Lt Andrea Dobyns said;
"Our officer could smell alcohol on his breath, and he had bloodshot, watery eyes."
Shepard, 71 has many film credits including The Notebook, Black Hawk Down and Baby Boom however, this is not his first charge of drunk driving. In January 2009 he pleaded guilty to charges in Illinois and completed an alcohol treatment program as well as performing 100 hours of community service.
Shepard's agent's office had no comment as of Tuesday.