Armageddon – Actor Will Patton, of the movies “Remember the Titans” and “Armageddon” and the current TNT series “Falling Skies,” was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence in his native South Carolina.
Patton, 60, was stopped on the Isle of Palms on Tuesday night and charged with first offense driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of less than 0.10, court records show. The legal limit for driving is 0.08.
Patton was driving a pickup truck seen veering over the center line of the main road through the beach community northeast of Charleston, according to an incident report.
The arresting officer asked Patton whether he had been drinking, and he replied, “Not too much, a couple bottles … er … couple of glasses of wine,” the report said.
I guess South Carolina cops don’t give you any credit for saving the world. Will Patton, the scene stealer in Remember The Titans and Armageddon, was arrested for DUI after he was .02 over the legal limit, which kind of sucks. I’ve always been under the impression that if you get pulled over and your BAC is that low then you’re just a bad driver. If a 60 year old man has a BAC of .10 he’s not drunk. If Patton was “veering over the center line” then he’s probably just a shit driver. While informing the officer who pulled you over that you had “a couple bottles…er…couples glasses of wine” is good in theory and probably a fun story to tell your friends later, you probably shouldn’t say that. Also, if Will Patton’s BAC was only .10 after he had a couple bottles of wine, maybe he should cool off on the drinking for awhile. At least we know he’ll never have to pay taxes.