Erin Brockovich issued an apology today after she was arrested for drunk boating at Lake Mead in Las Vegas.
The environmental activist, who was portrayed by Julia Roberts in the 2000 movie Erin Brockovich, was arrested on Sunday for driving under the influence.
Brockovich was trying to dock her boat at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor when a game warden noticed that she was struggling to get her vessel into position.
Edwin Lyngar, spokesman for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, said: “She was not sure how to maneuver the boat into the dock … It’s a simple thing if you can think clearly. But if you add alcohol and unfamiliarity of the area, it can all cause serious problems.”
The activist was arrested after taking a breathalyzer test. According to ABC News, Brockovich’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit of .08.
Brockovich apologized for the incident today, saying: “After a day in the sun and with nothing to eat it appears that a couple of drinks had a greater impact than I had realized … At no time was the boat away from the dock and there was no public safety risk. That being said, I take drunk driving very seriously, this was clearly a big mistake, I know better and I am very sorry.”
Brockovich will likely be given a fine between $1,000 and $2,000 for the drunken boating incident.