Actor Pooch Hall’s bizarre DUI arrest has reportedly led an investigation to be launched by the Department of Children and Family Services.
Hall, who famously starred on BET’s “The Game” in the mid-aughts, was driving drunk with his two-year-old in his lap allegedly steering the wheel of his vehicle on Oct. 3 in Burbank, Calif., TMZ reported. Witnesses called police at around 7:30 p.m. that day to report the child steering the vehicle. Now, the website cites law enforcement sources that say the Los Angeles County DCFS is looking to interview the “Ray Donovan” star’s family. They’re said to be wanting to know if it is a common occurrence or a one-time incident.
Hall on Wednesday drove the car into a parked vehicle when he veered off the road. While witnesses said his child was crying in the front seat, there were no injuries.
The star, who had the toddler’s car seat unfastened in the back with other trash, had a .25 blood alcohol level at the time of his arrest. Police told TMZ when they approached him they could smell alcohol on his breath and that Hall could hardly walk.
He was charged with a DUI and felony child endangerment and the boy was released to his mother.
If what happened isn’t an ongoing thing, sources told TMZ, DCFC may leave it up to the judicial system to manage dishing out a penalty. However, the situation is also complicated by the fact that there doesn’t appear to currently be a reason for the child to be taken from his mother’s custody and Hall and the mother apparently live together.
Hall’s legal incident drew tons of reaction online.
“WTH was he thinking? Oh! My bad… he wasn’t thinking he was drinking 🤦🏽♀️.”
“I know this is no laughing matter….but Pooch Hall is really wild. Imagine you out and see dude super drunk. You ask him if he’s gonna be okay, and he goes ‘Yea, my DD is right there.’ He points and you see a two-year-old sitting in a booster seat with car keys in their hand.”
“Everybody makes mistakes, Big and small, prayers for pooch, sure this is one thing in life he wish he wouldn’t have done, how bout alittle mercy.”