Clearly the Hollywood stars believe they are exempt from the whole “drunk driving will get you arrested” thing. The latest? A fan favorite, Anthony Mackie.
Sources tell TMZ the New Orleans native and current New Yorker was pulled over early Saturday morning in New York City. The police initially pulled him over due to the tint on his windows (the report wasn’t specific but New York State has serious laws about it) but as they got closer, they noticed that Mackie’s eyes were blodshot red. The officers also stated they smelled alcohol, coming either directly from Mackie or from the car.
He was given several field sobriety tests and failed all of them which resulted in his arrest and booking at a local police station. He also refused to take a blood alcohol test so at the very least, his license will be suspended .
Do we even need to go through the basic questioning on why he would allow this to happen? First of all, Anthony Mackie is in way too sweet of a position with his career right now to get caught up in things like this. Second, he’s in New York City – the home of public transportation. He could have taken a taxi or even the train if he’d had too much to drink. As usual, there’s no reason for this.
As a mater of fact, there’s no reason for anyone to get caught with a drunk driving charge, even if you’re not a celebrity. If you’ve had too much to drink, just figure out a new plan to make it to your final destination. There are just too many risks involved when you make such a rash decision.
Hopefully, we won’t hear about this again in regards to Anthony Mackie.