Pooch Hall Allegedly Got Drunk, Let His Toddler 'Drive'

Pooch Hall was arrested, charged with DUI and child endangerment
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2018 5:00 PM CDT
Ray Donovan Star Pooch Hall Allegedly Let His 2-Year-Old 'Drive'
Pooch Hall poses in the press room at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Ray Donovan actor Marion "Pooch" Hall allegedly let his 2-year-old son steer his car in Burbank, Calif., Wednesday night, and ended up getting arrested. Witnesses who say they saw the toddler in Hall's lap as the car weaved called 911; the car eventually ran into another car that was parked, but no one was injured. One witness, who says he saw the boy crying in the front seat after the collision, tells TMZ there was a car seat laying in the back seat but it was not installed. Police allegedly smelled alcohol and found that Hall could barely walk; his blood alcohol level was allegedly 0.25, more than three times the legal limit for driving. He was arrested on charges of DUI and felony child endangerment and was still in jail Thursday on $100,000 bail. His son was released to his wife.

"Mr. Hall displayed obvious signs of alcohol intoxication and was unable to perform standardized field sobriety tests," a Burbank PD spokesperson tells People. "Mr. Hall’s two-year-old son was riding in the car with him at the time of the collision and was determined to have been riding in the vehicle unrestrained, as required by law." Hall, who has not commented yet, has played Daryll Donovan on the Showtime drama series since 2013. (Read more DUI stories.)

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