Actress Tawny Kitaen arrested for Driving under the InfluenceSeptember 28th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, Sep 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former actress Tawny Kitaen was arrested in California for driving under the influence of alcohol at Newport Beach. The police are investigating the case.
Newport Beach police Sgt. Shontel Sherwood says Kitaen was arrested at about 3 p.m. Saturday when officers suspected she had been driving her Range Rover under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Kitaen was released after posting $2,500 bail.
William Briggs, an attorney who has previously represented Kitaen, is not sure whether he would be representing her again. The 48-year-old Kitaen recently appeared on the VH1 reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” She first became popular after appearing in 1980s music videos for future husband David Coverdale’s band Whitesnake. She also played the part of bride-to-be of Tom Hanks’ character in the 1984 film “Bachelor Party.”
In November 2006, prosecutors charged Kitaen with possessing 15 grams of cocaine in her San Juan Capistrano home in Orange County. They said her two children were home at the time, and Kitaen had given deputies permission for the search. In December 2006, she also underwent a six-month rehabilitation program in exchange for the dismissal of a felony drug possession charge.
She has also been charged with domestic violence against her husband Chuck Finley in 2002. They were married for 5 years and have two daughters.
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