PHOTO: Erin Brockovich Mugshot Released
Erin Brockovich, the environmental activist portrayed by Julia Roberts in the 2000 film about her life, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of boating while intoxicated at Lake Mead near Las Vegas. And now, her mugshot has been released.
Brockovich’s breathalyzer tests reportedly showed her blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit of .08 as she struggled to dock her boat late Friday night. “She was not sure how to maneuver the boat into the dock,” Edwin Lyngar, spokesman for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. “It’s a simple thing if you can think clearly. But if you add alcohol and unfamiliarity of the area, it can all cause serious problems.”
After being released on bail, Brockovich released the following statement:
“At no time was the boat away from the dock and there was no public safety risk. That being said, I take drunk driving very seriously, this was clearly a big mistake, I know better and I am very sorry. After a day in the sun and with nothing to eat it appears that a couple of drinks had a greater impact than I had realized.”
Robert won an Oscar for playing the title role in Steven Soderbergh‘s Erin Brockovich, which told the story of the then-legal clerk who spearheaded a large class-action lawsuit against the Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
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