Barbara Walters’ daughter was arrested for DUI this week, and was reportedly so out of control that she had to be “taken to the ground” so that she wouldn’t accidentally run into traffic.
TMZ obtained a police report detailing the arrest of Jacqueline Walters Danforth, the 44-year-old daughter of Barbara Walters. After breaking the story of Walters’ daughter being arrested, the snarky celeb site managed to dig up a few more details from the May 19 incident in Naples, Florida.
Jacqueline was reportedly driving a Honda Pilot, and was stopped by cops at 1:24am after they had received reports about an SUV stopped on the highway with its lights turned off.
According to police, both Jacqueline and a male passenger (thought to be her boyfriend) were extremely intoxicated.
Though Barbara Walters’ daughter was arrested ultimately, cops say that she was unruly and even violent before they managed to subdue her.
They tried to put cuffs on her boyfriend, causing Jacqueline to grab one of the officers and begin “shouting” at him.
“I was afraid that the suspect may run into traffic on the highway, so she was taken to the ground due to her unpredictable behavior, then secured in handcuffs,” the arresting officer said in the report.
She eventually took a breathalyzer test, and blew a .218 which is over twice the legal limit. She was arrested for DUI and released several hours later on a $1,000 bond.
Jacqueline Walters Danforth is most famous for various TV specials in which she discussed her troubled teenage years with her own mother.