Vince Vaughn was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest in Manhattan Beach

Vince Vaughn arrested on suspicion of DUI

Put on your “pretends to be shocked” face for this: Vince Vaughn was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest. I know, how surprising! Who would think that a guy who looks like a shady ferris wheel operator at a carnival would be the same guy who would drink and drive and then resist arrest? That’s Vince’s mugshot above – he was arrested by the Manhattan beach Police Department at a sobriety checkpoint.

Vince Vaughn was arrested early Sunday morning in Hermosa Beach, the Manhattan Beach Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. At approximately 1 a.m., Vaughn was stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Hermosa Beach, Sgt. Matt Sabosky confirmed to THR. A passenger was in the car with the actor. Vaughn was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest, while his passenger was also arrested and charged with public intoxication. They were taken into custody at the Manhattan Beach Police Department early Sunday and released later that morning.

[From THR]

TMZ had a bit more about the “resisting arrest” part of this – their (cop) sources claim that when Vince’s car was stopped, the police officers asked both Vince and his passenger to step out of the vehicle, and “cops say both men were uncooperative and, initially, refused to get out.” Once the two men finally got out, Vince was arrested for misdemeanor DUI and “obstructing an officer.” I imagine he said something about being an “American citizen” honestly – things like this just don’t happen to white bros like Vince. The dude in the car with him was also arrested for obstruction and “public intoxication.” Personally, I think “public intoxication” is a bulls–t charge, especially if you’re a passenger in a car. Presumably, that dude was drunk and being driven home. If the dude’s driver had been sober, would they have booked the passenger for public intoxication?

Anyway, I don’t expect that this will have any long-term effect on Vince Vaughn. Guys like Vince get a million chances.

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  1. Goats on the Roof says:

    I can’t imagine that public intox charge will stand. That seems very over-reaching.

    • Mariposa says:

      And he was in a car, does that even fit the definition of public? If he was on a bus or a train, yes, but a private vehicle?

  2. Mrs. WelenMelon says:

    In the rural part of my state (Wisconsin), you take your life into your hands if you’re on the roads after 10 pm. The DUI laws here are notoriously lax.

    I think DUI should be treated as attempted manslaughter plus you lose your license for life so you can’t drive after you serve mandatory time plus the vehicle is impounded.

    • Esmom says:

      Even here in Chicago the expressways can be dicey at night with crazy drunk drivers. Makes me so nervous for my teens. Thankfully they tend to take public transportation most of the time they go longer distances rather than drive. We’re lucky we have that option.

    • Lozface says:

      I believe you! We were in the US recently (from Australia). I visited Dallas to see a friend and no one even questioned how many drinks they’d had before they got in a car. I was horrified. One guy in particular said (when I questioned him) it doesn’t matter, it’s the size of your cheque book. I responded ‘and the colour of your skin’. Their attitude was a major turn off.

      It’s pretty strict here in Aus. You can’t blow .05 or over and for the majority of people, it’s a shameful act and is definitely not socially acceptable like I witnessed in Dallas.

  3. RBC says:

    Drink all you want, but don’t drive. Vince and these other celebrities charged with DUI can surely afford a driver, Uber/Lyft, taxi etc to get them home. No excuse

    • WMGDtoo says:

      There’s no excuse for anyone. Hopefully he has learned a lesson. It could have ended in a horrible way. Go home and look at your wife and kids. That should be sobering.

  4. Maum says:


    Drink drivers should be banned from driving for life.

    In his case even more so- he has enough money to hire himself a fucking limo to drive him home every night.

  5. Neelyo says:

    He’s proof you get the face you deserve.

    • Olenna says:

      I remember reading years ago that during the filming of Mad Max BT, Tina Turner warned Mel Gibson he’d ruin his pretty face with alcohol. As it happened he, too, got the face he deserved.

  6. Isabelle says:

    His roles are increasingly becoming non-existent and few. Actually think he is already being punished in a way, he isn’t doing well as far as his acting career goes.

  7. Betsy says:

    I’d say he’s canceled, but that implies I liked him before. I did not.

    I would guess the “public intoxication” is probably a lesser charge than what it could have been and the drunk passenger was either also high or was getting belligerent and aggressive.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    No excuses, especially in the Uber era.

  9. tracking says:

    He’s a little long in the tooth for this frat bro crap. Grow up, dude.

  10. Barry Iris says:

    Can you imagine having two brain cells and still drive drunk

  11. me says:

    I f*cking can’t stand people who drink and drive. They don’t give a damn about their own safety let alone the safety of all the innocent people on the roads. A$$hole !

  12. Always Lurking says:

    Isn’t that the same guy who wanted to create a movie about ‘good cops’ in regard to the senseless killings of AAs?

  13. Amy says:

    Around 2000 or 2001 I was going to dinner and a comedy club with friends on the Sunset strip in LA and Vince Vaughn came stumbling out of a club and made a huge belligerent scene before someone called him a cab and he pretty much collapsed into it. It is really sad that he is still behaving this way and now choosing to drive. I hope he gets help and also that he won’t hurt anyone in the meantime.

  14. Capt Mo says:

    Vince Vaughn is prime example of success in white mediocrity…but a misdemeanor DUI (which I believe means he blew under or at .08 and since he was caught at a DUI check point it doesn’t sound like he was driving dangerously. Sounds like the cop was an asshole getting off on throwing the book at a couple of TV bros. C’est la vie, they do this shit to normal people all the damn time, DUI’s are a huge money making business here in CA. Drinking and driving KILLS, but lets not pretend that having 1 is the same as a 12 pk.

    • LadyT says:

      I looked it up after reading your statement. It means first time offense, without additional infractions like having a child in the car. It is not a picture of his alcohol level. He may well have had a 12 pack or worse. BAC wasn’t stated.

  15. Meh says:

    I lost it at “a guy who looks like a shady ferris wheel operator at a carnival”. What an absolutely perfect description!!

  16. trh says:

    Nothing about this story surprises me. They picked the wrong part of town to make their hangover. The neighborhood black&white in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, & Hermosa Beach are ubiquitous and well-equipped, and they do not mess around. I won’t even jaywalk in the south bay.