One-time TV host and “actor” Gary Collins was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving…in a MOTORHOME. He was driving said beast “erratically.” If there is somebody you don’t want to be near when they’re driving ANYTHING, it’s 70 year-old Gary. The geriatric gin-guzzler officially kicks off the “bad celeb mugshot” 2009 season. Smilin’ Gary looks to be quite the contender this year.
According to an arrest report, deputies in the coastal county of Santa Barbara pulled Collins over Saturday evening after noticing him driving a motor home erratically. The 70-year-old was arrested by the California Highway Patrol after failing a field sobriety test. He was later released on $25,000 bail.
The arrest comes roughly 13 months after
Tom Gary Collins plead no contest to driving under the influence and served a four-day jail sentence in a suburb of LA. He was placed on two years of informal probation, and records show he was admonished about the dangers of drunken driving. Obviously, admonishing doesn’t go real far with Gary. Time to call Dr. Drew?
Records also indicate he was convicted of DUI in 2004 in Malibu. They did not indicate whether he has an attorney. Trust me, he has one…on retainer. No word on whether he still has his former Miss America wife, Mary Anne Mobley around, but if she’s still hanging in- let’s hope she hides ALL the keys this time. Gary’s approaching “George Jones On A Lawnmower Beer Run” status. (Google it. Yes, it’s true.)