Marcus Paulk, the actor best known for his role in the mid-90s sitcom Moesha, was reportedly arrested for DUI and drug possession in Phoenix, Arizona.
According to police, Paulk’s brush with the law occurred on Sunday Bowl Sunday. The actor allegedly drove a little too close to a fire truck and two cop cars parked near the side of the road. As a result of his dangerous behavior, police decided to pull him over.
The New York Daily News reports that Marcus Paulk reeked of alcohol at the time of his arrest. To make matters worse for the former child actor, police found a bag of marijuana stuffed inside one of his pockets. Paulk, who admitted that he’d smoked and drank prior to sliding behind the wheel of his car, had a blood alcohol level of 0.109 percent.
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“Paulk was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence,” USA Today reports.
Unfortunately, this isn’t Marcus Paulk’s first encounter with police in the past few years. Back in 2013, the actor reportedly punched his girlfriend in face and kicked her in the stomach during a domestic dispute. He later surrended to police.
“The actor’s former girlfriend admitted at the time to throwing some punches of her own. At the end of the day, Paulk put his ex-girlfriend in the hospital and he ended up in handcuffs. Roxx got in at least one good punch to Paulk’s face, as he left county lockup photographers noticed a split on his lip,” The Inquisitr reported.
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Marcus Paulk co-starred on Moesha during its run from 1996 to 2001. Prior to landing a role on the sitcom, the child actor appeared on shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Grace Under Fire, and Martin.
After bidding farewell to Moesha, Paulk landed roles in a handful of motion pictures. In addition to George Lucas’ Red Tails, Marcus’ filmography includes Roll Bounce, Take the Lead, Extreme Movie, and the 2010 horror flick The Rig. Paulk will appear next in director Corey Grant’s Sister Code alongside Amber Rose.
Are you surprised Marcus Paulk ended up in jail on Super Bowl Sunday on DUI and marijuana possession charges?
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