Famous Las Vegas Arrests

Erin Brokovich Arrested Recently near Henderson

The Vegas area has seen a number of celebrity arrests over the years. One of the most recent ones took place when Erin Brokovich, who was portrayed by Julia Roberts in a movie of the same name, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence.

Brokovich and her husband were boating on nearby Lake Mead when an officer allegedly observed her slap him. He then asked her to dock the boat, which she had difficulty doing. Since she appeared to be intoxicated, she was administered a field sobriety test and then later given a blood alcohol test which she failed. In fact, her blood alcohol levels were more than twice the legal limit of .08%.

Operating under the influence (OUI) can occur not only when people operate a motor vehicle, but also when they drive a boat, all-terrain vehicle or scooter after consuming alcohol. The penalties for an OUI in Nevada can include up to six months in jail along with fines, probation, and community service.

Brokovich bonded out of the Clark County jail on a $1,000 bond, and is now awaiting trial. So far, no charges have been filed against her for domestic violence. Operating under the influence is a serious crime that could have far-reaching consequences long after a sentence has been served. Those accused of this crime can contact the Potter Law Firm for assistance.