'Anchorman' actor David Koechner arrested after failed field sobriety test in Ohio: 随身摄像机镜头

The state of Ohio does not recognize the common terminology ofDUI” (driving under the influence) and instead uses the termOVI” (Operating a Vehicle Impaired) in its place, which prohibits the use of operating nearly any kind of motorized vehicle while impaired, 根据 the Ohio Bar.

的 “Anchormanactor was pulled over in Lawrence County 在六月 4 after officers witnessed a fewlane violationswhile he was driving, and Koechner reportedly refused a breathalyzer test.

If Koechner is found guilty of the misdemeanor crime, he could facea mandatory jail term of three consecutive days, with a maximum prison sentence of six months,’ according to Ohio laws.

Alcohol… glossy eyes. I could smell the alcohol when I walked up to the car,” one of the officers could be heard saying in body camera footage.

The 'Anchorman' actor was arrested in June for driving while impaired in Ohio. He is pictured "I Can't Believe They Wendt There: The Roast Of George Wendt" 在9月. 9, 2017 在芝加哥, 伊利诺伊州.

The ‘Anchormanactor was arrested in June for driving while impaired in Ohio. He is picturedI Can’t Believe They Wendt There: The Roast Of George Wendt” 在9月. 9, 2017 在芝加哥, 伊利诺伊州. ( Timothy Hiatt)

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A rep for the actor had no comment when reached by Fox News Digital.

The first officer on scene debriefed another responding officer, who said Koechner was fromCalifornia… says he’s going to Comic-Con in West Virginia.

As the patrolman walked up to the car, 他说: “Oh God, You can smell it from here.

Koechner told the trooper he was traveling from the Cincinnati airport before recalling specific stops on his route prior to being pulled over.

How much have you had to drink tonight?”

“一,” Koechner said.

David Koechner was stopped by Ohio State Highway Patrol officers in June. He is pictured here onstage at the 2022 Writers Guild Awards virtual ceremony hosted by the Writers Guilds of America, East and West in March.

David Koechner was stopped by Ohio State Highway Patrol officers in June. He is pictured here onstage at the 2022 Writers Guild Awards virtual ceremony hosted by the Writers Guilds of America, East and West in March. (Photo by Amy Sussman)

One beer, or one shot of liquor or what?” the officer asked.

“没有, 没有. One beer,” Koechner clarified before he was recognized by the officer, and then asked to step out of his vehicle and walk on the highway to the second patrol vehicle.

Koechner was asked if he required the use of contact lenses, was in relatively good health, on medications or previously suffered head injuries. He answered “没有” to each question.

The patrol officer began administering a field sobriety test and had Koechner follow the tip of a pen with his eyes without moving his head as vehicles flew by on the highway.

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Koechner was then given detailed instructions to follow a heel-to-toe straight line involving nine steps, which he counted out loud for the officers.

在一个点上, Koechner was instructed to hold up one leg and count by the thousands with his arms in the air.

He was then asked to walk back to the patrol car, and the officer placed himunder arrest for operating a vehicle while impaired.

电影 "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy", directed by Adam McKay. Seen here, the Channel 4 News team from left, Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana, David Koechner as Champ Kind and Steve Carell as Brick Tamland. Initial theatrical release, 七月 9, 2004.

电影 “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, directed by Adam McKay. Seen here, the Channel 4 News team from left, Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana, David Koechner as Champ Kind and Steve Carell as Brick Tamland. Initial theatrical release, 七月 9, 2004. (哥伦比亚广播公司)

A person convicted of OVI could also be fined up to $ 1,000 and undergo 500 hours of community service, in addition to a driversintervention program. A hearing is reportedly set for July 8.

Koechner was also charged with a DUI and hit-and-run stemming from a New Year’s Eve arrest in Ventura County, 加利福尼亚州, 在十二月 2021.

He’s known for playing sports reporter Champ Kind alongside Will Ferrell in the 2004 电影 “Anchormanand also starred in the 2013 续集.

Koechner had a recurring role as Todd Packer 上 “办公室” and had been scheduled to host a trivia night for the show at the Ro-Na Cultural Center in Ironton, 俄亥俄, on the night of his arrest.

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