John Stamos was stopped by police officers Friday night for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Multiple calls about an erratic driver around Beverly Drive and South Santa Monica Boulevard began flooding in at around 7:45 p.m. Friday night. Police were dispatched to the area and were surprised to find Stamos behind the wheel.
Under the belief that Stamos was either under the influence or very ill, the officers sent the 51-year-old to the hospital.
Tests were run at Cedars-Sinai (a non-profit hospital in Los Angeles). The tests results confirmed that John Stamos was indeed drunk. At that point, the actor was placed under arrest and cited with a DUI. He was then released into the hospital’s care.
Saturday, John Stamos posted to Twitter about the incident. He offered a thank you to everyone for their love and support and went on to show his appreciation for Cedars-Sinai and the Beverly Hills Police Department.
Thanks to everyone for their love & support. I’m home & well. Very appreciative of the BHPD & Cedars for their care.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) June 13, 2015
According to Variety, Stamos is due to report in court on September 11. None of Stamos’ representatives have made a statement about the incident.
In the meantime, Fuller House is still in the making, with John Stamos (General Hospital, ER) getting ready to reprise his role as the interesting and good-natured Uncle Jesse. He’ll be reappearing alongside some familiar faces, such as Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother, Entourage), Candace Cameron (Make it or Break It, Some Kind of Wonderful), Jodie Sweetin (Defending Santa, Can’t Get Arrested), Lori Loughlin (When Calls the Heart, 90210), and Dave Coulier (Can’t Get Arrested, Robot Chicken).
Of course, the reboot is set to include new additions, such as the actors playing DJ’s three kids, Danny Tanner’s new wife, and Kimmy Gibbler’s deadbeat ex-husband.
What does Fuller House have to do with John Stamos’ recent DUI arrest?
It’s interestingly coincidental that Stamos’ arrest would happen with the Full House reboot right over the horizon. Full House followed the story of Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) and his family after his wife was hit and killed by a drunk driver.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013 roughly 21 percent of the car crashes that resulted in death involved a drunk driver.
In John Stamos’ case, whether by luck or because people were proactive enough to call in his erratic driving, no one was hurt.
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