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Vince Vaughn stopped at checkpoint, charged with DUI

Virginia fans of Vince Vaughn may be interested to learn that the actor was recently arrested for driving while intoxicated. Reports indicate that the he was detained at a DUI checkpoint on June 10 at approximately 12:30 a.m. in Southern California. According to media sources, the actor has not released any statements on the charges.

Vaughn is now facing charges of resisting, delaying or obstructing officers as well as driving under the influence. A spokesperson for Manhattan Beach Police Department told sources that Vaughn's male passenger was also taken into custody on charges of public intoxication and obstructing officers. Later, a second police spokesperson said that the actor had delayed the arrest. However, the officers did not need to use force during the incident.

The checkpoint was situated just outside Los Angeles in the area between Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach. Preliminary reports did not disclose the identity of the male passenger or information about Vaughn's bail.

In Virginia, drunk driving is a serious crime that may carry harsh consequences upon conviction. In some situations, a first offense misdemeanor DUI charge could ultimately lead to a driver's license suspension, job-related repercussions and drastic insurance rate increases. Among other factors, a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.15 or more could result in enhanced penalties, including mandatory jail time. Drivers who find themselves facing DUI charges may want to meet with a criminal justice attorney. Legal counsel could potentially build a defense for a client based upon that person's unique set of circumstances. Depending on the case, it may be possible for penalties to be dropped or reduced.

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