Midland, TX – Black Gold star Brandon Leigh Watson was arrested after allegedly driving under the influence.
The oil field worker and reality television star reportedly crashed his car into several vehicles on March 27. Authorities believe the 31-year-old driller was intoxicated at the time the accidents occurred. Officers said Watson was uncooperative with police.
The Black Gold star was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and failing to give notice after hitting a parked vehicle. He was later released on $1,500 bond.
In addition to being intoxicated while allegedly piloting his vehicle recklessly through Midland, Texas, Watson told officers at the scene that he had been taking the drug Xanax. He is believed to have caused around $200 in damages to several parked cars.
Unfortunately for Watson, this isn’t the first time he’s been accused of driving while drunk. Reports indicate that he has been arrested for the driving while intoxicated in the past.
According to the truTV website for the reality series, the Black Gold star has attempted to get his life back in order after previously being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The driller’s biography reads:
“He does three things well in his life: roughnecking, drinking and fighting — but not always in that order. This year, Brandon has cut back on drinking and he’s trying to clear up his problems with the law. Brandon says that he must complete community service as part of his probation — but all those hours are hard to balance with his responsibilities on the rig.”
If Brandon Leigh Watson is convicted of the charges, then he could spend some time in prison for the crimes. Although the AP reached out to the reality show star and oil field driller for comment, he has yet to respond to the charges as of this writing.
Black Gold is currently in its sixth season on truTV. New episodes are slated to begin airing later this year.
Are you a fan of Black Gold? What do you think about one of the show’s stars getting arrested for allegedly driving under the influence?