Michael Weatherly, the handsome hunk best known for his role as Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo on the hit CBS show NCIS, could be spending up to six months in the slammer. The actor was arrested for DUI in Hollywood earlier this month.
— People magazine (@people) November 26, 2015
It was in the early morning hours that Michael Weatherly was stopped and arrested, and spent close to 15 hours in jail when officers determined his blood alcohol level was well above the legal limit.
Last week, the NCIS actor was charged with two counts of DUI from the incident. Michael Weatherly was allegedly speeding in addition to being drunk. Those charges come with a six-month sentence, as well as thousands of dollars in fine.
TMZ reports that jail time is highly unlikely, because this is the actor's first offense.
Despite the danger of having driven drunk and the embarrassment facing Michael Weatherly, he might also be concerned with the impression he has now made on his 19-year-old son August, from his previous marriage to Amelia Heinle. It's hard to preach "don't drive drunk" to a 19-year-old when Dad spent 15 hours in the slammer, and could potentially serve six months more.
— FOX411 (@Fox411) November 27, 2015
TMZ reached out to Michael Weatherly's rep for comment on the drunk driving incident, but has thus far received no reply.
Are you a bit shocked to learn that the very handsome Anthony DiNozzo made such a dangerously stupid move? He needs a few good head slaps from Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon).