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BEVERLY HILLS : Chevy Chase Arrested on Suspicion of Drunk Driving

Comedian Chevy Chase was arrested for investigation of drunken driving after officers noticed him weaving across traffic lanes and speeding, police said.

Chase was arrested Thursday night after police saw him commit several traffic violations, including driving up to 70 m.p.h., making unsafe lane changes and following other vehicles too closely, said Lt. Frank Salcido.

Police followed Chase’s 1991 BMW into adjoining Los Angeles, but there was no indication that he was trying to evade authorities, Salcido said.

Tests showed Chase had a blood alcohol content of 0.18, more than twice the legal limit, Salcido said. The legal limit in California is a blood alcohol level of 0.08.

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Chase spent the night in the Beverly Hills jail. He was released Friday on his own recognizance and ordered to appear in court March 2, Salcido said.


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