ABC News vet Sam Donaldson arrested for DUI

Sam Donaldson has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The longtime ABC News reporter was stopped by officers in Lewes, Del. just before 8 p.m. on Dec. 1, Police Chief Jeffrey Horvath confirmed in a statement to People. Donaldson, 78, was initially pulled over for a traffic violation, but was ultimately cited for a DUI when it became apparent that he had been drinking after he failed a field sobriety test.

The journalist’s court appearance is currently pending.

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