Papa Joe Simpson was arrested for a DUI in LA several nights ago

Wouldn’t you need a stiff drink if you were one of Jessica Simpson’s parents? I would. According to TMZ, Papa Joe Simpson was arrested for a DUI in LA several nights ago. This answers several questions I had about the Simpson family. First, where did Jessica learn how to guzzle booze like a champ? Her father. Two, how does Papa Joe overcome his unhealthy interest with his daughter’s boobs? Booze. It all makes sense now:

Joe Simpson — Jessica Simpson’s father — was arrested for DUI in L.A. … TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement sources, 54-year-old Joe was busted on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks on August 4.

We’re told LAPD cops pulled Joe’s car over around 10 PM … and during the stop, officers got the feeling he was intoxicated and ultimately cuffed the famous pop and took him to the pokey.

Joe was booked and spent the rest of the night behind bars. He was released without having to post bail at 9:41 the following day.

The case has not been sent over to prosecutors in the L.A. City Attorney’s Office yet, but if criminal charges are filed, it’s likely Joe will not get any jail time since it’s his first offense. He’ll probably end up with a big fat fine — something his daughter will have no problem paying.

[From TMZ]

Hm, it doesn’t sound like they gave him a Breathalyzer? Maybe he really was obviously intoxicated and the Breathalyzer wasn’t necessary. Whenever it’s some dumb starlet who gets pulled over for a DUI, I hammer them about their idiocy and how they could have killed someone. I shall do the same here – Papa Joe is old enough and wealthy enough to hire a car and driver. In fact, I almost think it’s worse when it’s someone older like Papa Joe, because I always get the feeling that they’ve been driving drunk for a long time, and they only got caught now. So, congrats, Papa Joe. You’ve now joined the ranks of Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes.

Incidentally, Jessica is off the booze, at least according to her. I think she only just realized how many empty calories are in her beloved Scotch.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. brin says:

    Guess papa won’t be preachin anytime soon.

  2. Abby says:

    Ugh… he’s supposed to be a pastor!

    This plus Randy Travis just makes me sad for country music and drinking and driving. Randy makes me MORE sad though because I actually liked him.

  3. Mia 4S says:

    I love the line about his daughter paying the fine…so true. Well credit where it’s due, he’s made a lot of money off two supremely untalented daughters! Now please stop trying to murder people with your car.

  4. Hautie says:

    Dang… first it was Randy Travis sipping on that devil juice.

    And now Big Daddy Joe.

    I wonder if Joe had his pants on when he was pulled over. Poor Randy seemed to have lost his somehow during his adventure.

    And I believe poor Joe spent more time locked up, than Lohan did, in that LA county jail.

  5. SnarkySnarkers says:

    I’ve actually been watching The Newlyweds reality show recently and Joe always comes across as a little “off” to me. So this news doesn’t really surprise me. I love Jessica but the Simpsons definitely have a really strange family dynamic in my opinion. I think they always weirded Nick out a little too. I think there is an interview where he briefly talks about Joe, but I can’t remember now exactly what he said.

  6. Dana M says:

    My friend and her husband were killed by a drunk driver leaving their 2 kids orphaned. Drunk driving is a serious decision. It hits home when it happen to someone close to you.

  7. I'mSupposedToBeWorking says:

    I find it hilarious that it seems Tina let him spend the night in jail.

    Having been young and stupid once myself, I know that once you have drinks, you are absolutely certain you are sober when it is time to drive home. This is why I have a firm “not one drink” rule for the driver. It’s too easy to convince yourself that you’re just fine.

  8. ramona says:

    Stiffer penalties for criminals who really hurt people, like drunk drivers.

    There’s no excuse. None whatsoever. It’s particularly gross coming from someone who’s supposed to be a role model – what kind of PASTOR sets this sort of example? Bleergh.

  9. keats says:

    Ahhh hahahahahahaha. Love it when holier-than-thous fall off of their pedestals.

  10. Leticia says:

    He is a repulsive phony. And I don’t think he ever pastored a church. I think he was a youth pastor, which basically means he taught Sunday School to teenagers.

    I remember that Jessica said that she would wear clothes to school then return them to the store. Really, the Simpsons are disgusting and very phony.

    • Jessica says:

      Yep, I remember that too. Jessica said that her mother would buy them clothes, leave the tags on, they (Jessica and Ashlee) would wear them once and then they would return them to the store and get their money back.

    • holly hobby says:

      I don’t think Joe has ever worked a day in his life. Based on the press reports, he was portrayed as a pastor or reverend. Now I hear he’s actually a youth pastor. Something tells me that Joe was never employed – that either he sponged off on his folks or the church.

      If Tina did that, that means they weren’t even middle class. The parents should really work and support the family, not the other way around. No wonder why Jess is so taken with KFed2. He’s fulfilling the family destiny.

  11. lucy2 says:

    His creepiness just gained another level.

  12. Pix says:

    I think Joe Simpson is a disgusting human being. He thrust his daughters into the limelight instead of insisting they receive a basic education.
    The fact that he was driving drunk makes him just as (or even more) ignorant than the daughters he “raised”.

  13. Colu says:

    It says he was arrested August 4th… Not last night. I wonder why it took a few days to come out?

    • Sirsnarksalot says:

      I guessing a whooooole lot of favor had to be called in to keep it out of the press for this long. I expect to see some quid pro quo from Jessica as payment to the tabloids. maybe she’ll let them do photos of her working out or tending to her baby in their next issue.

  14. Kate says:

    Haven’t there been rumblings about Tina having drinking issues? Whatever, the guy is a PG version of Kris Jenner. Sadly, what they do works.

  15. phlyfiremama says:

    ALcohol really is the enemy of weight management. Carbs & proteins have 4 calories per gram, while alcohol has over 7!! Fats have 9 calories per gram~

  16. Bailey says:

    Well…there is something about him that just grosses me out…I can’t put my finger on it. This comes as no surprise.

  17. Baylor says:

    Would have loved to see Ashlee’s and Jessica’s reaction to his arrest. Wonder if they will be asked about it or give some sort of statement.

    Didn’t Joe once say that him and Tina were on the edge of divorce for much of their marriage? This was when Nick and Jessica were talking divorce and someone asked Joe about it. Maybe the fact that he may have had an alcohol problem contributed to that. Afterall, Tina did leave him to spend the night in jail.

  18. Kasey says:

    My first drink was at 26 and since then I’ve discovered I don’t like the feel of alcohol in my throat or tummy AND alcohol makes me soooo sleepy! The only thing I actually like the taste of enough to drink are Bailey’s and rum drinks (if WELL diluted) and moscato and I only drink at home or with a meal out with friends when I know the only other thing I’ll do is go to sleep. Basically I drink 2/3 times a year. All that to preface my question because I just don’t know the answer: if someone is drunk how do they have the presence of mind to call a taxi, take a bus …whatever other alternatives to driving? Honest question.

  19. mewmow says:

    Doesn’t it seem like, for the last year atleast, there is a couple of famois people arrested for drunk driving? Not that I want to put him in with celebs, but still. Is this the new trend?!?! Disgusting! :-( :-(:-(

  20. Izzy says:

    “Gee officer, I’m not drunk, I’m just reliving memories of my famous daughter’s famous rack…” What’s creepy about him all started with his obsession with Jessica’s rack. He couldn’t stop talking about them.

    What a scuzzball. There really is something weird about him. Even those photos creep me out.

    • holly hobby says:

      No it was the super creepy obsessive way he has toward Jessica that did it. Nick so much hinted that Joe got between them. I wonder why Papa Joe is threatened by Nick when he let his little girl bump uglies with Bam (what a name), Mayer and now the poorest NFL player to every play the game.

      • Izzy says:

        Good point. Maybe this is like a chicken-and-egg thing, you’re not sure which happened first. :D

  21. anon says:

    Joe has been very low key for a couple years now. WE dont see or hear of him too much. I wonder why it took a week for the story to break & why no mug shot yet. IT would appear there unsure if they will charge or not which would mean that there maybe more to the story. I can see TINA leaving him there for the nite. We all make mistakes in life & some of the worst ones made are by those that have there own self righteous behaviour & that be many hard core religious people.While I dont agree with drinking & driving & Jessica has always been seen out with a driver when partying its hard to chastize her for the party. Her dad should do the same as should anyone. Thinking of the celebs in the last year alone having the same occurance does not make Joe worse but help in noticing the major problem here. he is just a drop in the bucket to the whole problem.

    no way will Jesica pay the tabloids.. they crap all over her constantly because she won’t play or pay there game. Same cannot be said for the K’s

    I also don’t think Joe or any member of that family has ever been quoted as saying or feeling there holier then though. This all started when Jessica & NIck divorced and Fans went nuts & are still nuts. They have never forgiven Jessica or the Simpsons & they choose not to talk about it in any fashion. NIck is the golden boy but still needs his name attached to Jessica to have any relavance at all.
    If you want to just on twitter alone see his following its what 100 thousand & Vanessa is maybe 80.. its just a bench mark to follow. He needs Jessica media to keep him afloat ..

    there is a lot of trash talk about Simpsons for sure some warrrented & some definatley not.
    Joe has made some very bad choices & been beaten over the head for it. Somehow if truth be told there is many a daddy in private that has made an off handed comment about his own daughter that is private because of non celebrity. That is the truth.

    he will & should be treated as any other one time offense person would be. he has no prior records on anything period.