Erin Brockovich not above the law
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich -- now Brockovich-Ellis after getting married in 1999 -- had a little too much to drink on Friday. Actually, enough to get herself arrested for drunken driving -- or boating, to be exact.
Erin, who was famously portrayed by Julia Roberts in the 2000 movie "Erin Brockovich," was arrested near Las Vegas for allegedly driving her boat while drinking, TMZ reports.
One of the Nevada Department of Wildlife's wardens saw Erin having trouble docking her boat at Lake Mead -- this tends to happen when you've been drinking. He offered her some help, at which point he noticed Erin "exhibit[ing] several signs of an intoxicated boater."
According to a police source, Erin's blood-alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit of .08, and she was arrested for operating under the influence.
The mother of three was taken to the Clark County Detention Center, where she posted the $1,000 bail, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Sources told TMZ that Erin played it cool and cooperated during the investigation and subsequent arrest.
- Elizabeth Larner
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