Actor Wes Studi accused of drunken driving in New Mexico

2013-07-27T00:00:00Z Actor Wes Studi accused of drunken driving in New MexicoFrom Wire Reports From Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star
July 27, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Wes Studi accused of drunken driving

SANTA FE, N.M. - Actor Wes Studi, well-known for his roles in "Dances with Wolves" and "The Last of the Mohicans," was arrested early Friday and charged with aggravated drunken driving in New Mexico, Santa Fe police confirmed.

According to a criminal complaint, Studi, 66, was arrested about 1 a.m. Friday while at a stop sign. The actor was in a 2005 black Volvo with two front tires blown out, police said.

The complaint said that before officers arrived, a witness saw Studi try to "repair the vehicle's damaged tires in the middle of the road without the vehicle lights on."

When an officer asked Studi to step out of the car, the complaint said Studi "needed to use the vehicle to keep his balance and then stumbled to (the officer's) patrol vehicle."

Officers at the scene said Studi slurred his speech and his breath smelled of alcohol.

Santa Fe police spokeswoman Celina Westervelt said Studi refused breath, field and blood tests. He was booked into jail on an aggravated DWI charge.

Amanda Bynes court decision pushed back

OXNARD, Calif. - A California judge delayed making a decision Friday on whether former child star Amanda Bynes should be put under the conservatorship of her parents.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen M. Reiser said there was no rush to act on the request by Bynes' parents because the actress is under a two-week psychiatric hold at a hospital.

Reiser scheduled a hearing on the issue Aug. 9 and said he also wants to meet one-on-one with Bynes before making a decision.

The 27-year-old actress' behavior has become increasingly bizarre over the past year.

Bynes was put under the psychiatric hold Monday after authorities said she set a fire on the driveway of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks, where she grew up.

First grandchild joins Garth Brooks family

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Garth Brooks is a granddaddy.

The country music superstar acknowledged in a statement Friday the birth of his first grandchild, Karalynn, who was born to his daughter August earlier this week.

The 51-year-old "Friends in Low Places" singer says he'd like to thank everyone "for their warm wishes and sweet celebration of Baby K's arrival."

Country music's best-selling performer has been in semiretirement as he raises his daughters in Oklahoma. He'll have another girl around the house now. August was the second to graduate from high school, and Brooks says he's considering a full-time return to recording and performing when his youngest, Allie, graduates from high school next year.

"Our children's lives have always been extremely private, and they have been endlessly encouraged to be their own people," he said in the statement. "We have always wanted them to be individuals and not be known as 'someone's daughters.' "

The Associated Press

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