OKLAHOMA CITY — “Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe and his spouse had been arrested early Saturday in Oklahoma on suspicion of driving beneath the affect, authorities stated.
Jeff Lowe, 56, from the hit Netflix docuseries, and his spouse, Lauren Lowe, 30, had been taken into custody in Oklahoma Metropolis at about 1:50 a.m. CDT, KOCO reported. Each had been charged with driving beneath the affect, and Jeff Lowe was additionally cited for a altering lanes violation, in accordance with E! Online.
In line with a police report, an officer observed a white Ranger Rover driving over a curb from a non-public car parking zone, the tv station reported. The car was touring at a excessive charge of velocity however got here to a cease when an officer approached it.
The driving force of the car, recognized as Lauren Lowe, leaned out of the car and yelled for assist “in a slurred speech,” in accordance with the police report. The officer noticed Lauren Lowe exit the car and swap locations with Jeff Lowe, KOCO reported.
Jeff Lowe drove away, and police stated he made an unlawful lane change earlier than pulling over, People reported. In line with the police report, the Lowes exhibited slurred speech and “a powerful odor generally related to the consumption of an alcoholic beverage” on their breaths.
Jeff Lowe had bother standing, the police report acknowledged. The report additionally acknowledged that Jeff Lowe’s speech “was so slurred it was obscure him at instances.” The officer then requested Jeff Lowe to carry out a collection of discipline sobriety exams, and he agreed.
The officer reported that Jeff Lowe failed the exams, KOCO reported.
At police headquarters, a Breathalyzer take a look at revealed that Jeff Lowe’s blood-alcohol-content stage was 0.18, greater than double the state’s authorized restrict of 0.08, the tv station reported.
The report additionally acknowledged that Lauren Lowe “had a thick slurred speech” and “was unsteady on her ft.”
The DUI arrests come about two weeks after the couple was accused of violating the Endangered Species Act, People reported. An investigation discovered examples of animal mistreatment on the couple’s Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma, in accordance with a news release on Might 20 from the U.S. Division of Justice. Federal officers seized 68 protected lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids, and a jaguar from the park, the information launch stated.
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