Actress and model Estella Warren was arrested this week after allegedly crashing her car into a parked vehicle in West Los Angeles. She has been charged with felony DUI in connection to the accident, and she may face additional criminal charges. Police say she struggled with officers during the course of her arrest, striking one of them. Once at the police station, Warren allegedly attempted to escape and evade the officers. As a result, she may be facing battery, obstruction, or similar criminal charges.
According to an LAPD spokesperson, the 33-year-old actress and former Victoria’s Secret model appeared very intoxicated when she crashed her Toyota Prius into a parked car on the 600 block of Harper Avenue in West LA. The incident occurred at around 11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23.
The spokesperson says that when Warren was confronted by the officers attempting to arrest her for DUI, she became involved in a struggle and struck one of the officers. When she was taken to the station, she attempted to run outside.
Warren is best known for her roles in the 2003 movies “Kangaroo Jack” and “The Cooler,” as well as appearances on television shows such as “That ’70s Show” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” She has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Victoria’s Secret. In addition to her entertainment career, Warren has been a Canadian national champion in synchronized swimming.
The Canadian-born actress was released on $100,000 bail. Officials have not yet announced whether she will face criminal charges in connection with her behavior during and after the felony DUI arrest.
Source: Los Angeles Times, “Actress Estella Warren arrested for alleged drunk driving, crashing her car and fighting with police,” Richard Winton, May 24, 2011