Actor Lou Diamond Phillips apologizes for DWI in Texas

PORTLAND, Texas - Actor Lou Diamond Phillips has apologized for his arrest in Texas on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Phillips told KIII-TV that it "was a mistake" and "it will never happen again."

Police in the coastal community of Portland arrested Phillips around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Jail records show the "La Bamba" star was freed after posting bail on the Class A misdemeanour.

Police Chief Mark Cory says the 55-year-old Phillips drove up to an officer and asked for directions. The officer suspected Phillips had been drinking.

Cory says Phillips' blood alcohol level was .20 per cent, which is more than twice the legal limit for driving.

Phillips apologized for his arrest during a speaking engagement later Friday in Corpus Christi.


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