Actor Sam Shepard arrested for drunken driving in Santa Fe

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    good actor:coffee:

    Actor Sam Shepard arrested for drunken driving in Santa Fe

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    Associated Press

    3 hrs ago

    [​IMG] © Charles Sykes/AP Images Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard has been booked into the Santa Fe County jail on suspicion of aggravated drunken driving.

    Police say Shepard was arrested Monday evening outside La Choza restaurant in downtown Santa Fe.

    The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two tequila drinks and was planning to drive home. The officer could smell alcohol on Shepard's breath and the actor had bloodshot, watery eyes.

    Santa Fe police Lt. Andrea Dobyns says restaurant security called police after becoming concerned about a man who may be intoxicated. The man was trying to leave in a pickup truck, but the vehicle's emergency brake was engaged.

    Police say Shepherd declined to take a breath test, but he did perform a field sobriety test, which he failed.
     
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    I wish he would have been on Bloodlines longer... I enjoyed seeing him in something again.
     
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    And not the first time. Sad for such a talent, but also, fuck him - he could've killed someone

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    @Alisonsbankacct - did you ever see the documentary about a friend and him called "Shepard & Dark"? He seemed troubled, depressed and angry in it.

    I figured we wouldn't see him in any more films... seems he's been in a bunch though. I figured he'd just live out his days as a crusty guy.
     
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    I didn't but that sounds great. Thank you, I will check it out.

    I did see an interview with Jessica Lange a few years ago where she credits him with curing her of being compelled by complicated men :)
     
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    At least it was in NM. That's responsible drunk driving.
    I'll always give him a pass for writing the source material for PARIS TEXAS. Love that movie.
     
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    It wasn't a fabulous doc, as I can hardly recall much of the details. However, I just remember coming away from it thinking how sad and lonely he seemed - plus he was in a weird marriage and living situation with another couple. As mentioned before, I figured he was just going to whither away without a peep. Have been surprised to see him in stuff as of late.

    Most of it was filmed in the Southwest, so it seems he's still there.
     
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    It's a great flick. I like the long monologue next to the glass booth.
     
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    General Garrison in "Black Hawk Down"

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    He and Jessica Lange split up a few years ago...looks like he's hit the skids since.
     
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    Ever seen Days of Heaven? Doesn't even look like the same guy..

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    I always thought he was such a cool looking guy in years past.

    Alcohol's a helluva drug...
     
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    he was aggravated about being arrested for DUI
     
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    I like that not being able to disengage his brake foiled his escape plan.
     
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