Erin Brockovich is that famous attorney who was the subject of an Oscar winning film a few years ago. Her fame put her private life in the public eye, and it wasn’t all god for her.
Now, she’s facing DUI for driving while more than twice beyond the legal limit. That’s a no-no, even if you are a famous attorney. We hope it’s not true, but it appears that she may have some serious legal consequences for her poor choices.
“She was obviously struggling to put the boat in the slip, and if you’ve had any experience, it’s a simple enough operation,” Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Edwin Lyngar told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Brockovich, of Agoura Hills, Calif., was released on $1,000 bond. She reportedly had a male passenger along for the boat ride but was alone when she tried to dock the vessel.
“Too many people think drinking and boating go together,” Lyngar told The Associated Press. “We don’t have a problem if people drink. Just have a designated operator.”
The 52-year-old legal clerk and environmental activist vaulted to international fame after her battle to sue Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for polluting the water supply of a small California town was adapted for the big screen in 2000.
Julia Roberts’ turn as Brockovich, now known as Erin Brockovich-Ellis after she remarried in 1999, earned Roberts the Best Actress Academy Award.
Brockovich’s discovery of the poisoning led to the power company paying a $333 million settlement to the sickened residents of Hinkley.
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