'Longmire' Star Lou Diamond Phillips Charged With DWI in Texas

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Lou Diamond Phillips

Jail records show the actor was freed after posting bail, which had been set at $2,500.

Actor Lou Diamond Phillips faces a DWI charge in Texas for an incident that happened just hours before he appeared at a speaking engagement in Corpus Christi.

Police in Portland, Texas, arrested Phillips at around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Jail records show the La Bamba star was freed after posting bail, which had been set at $2,500.

Police Chief Mark Cory says an officer was conducting an unrelated traffic stop when the 55-year-old Phillips drove up and asked for directions. The officer suspected Phillips had been drinking.

Cory says Phillips' blood alcohol level was .20 percent — more than twice the legal limit for driving.

Cory says Phillips, who listed a California address, was cooperative.

Jail records listed no attorney for Phillips, a 1980 graduate of Corpus Christi's Flour Bluff High School.

The actor stars in Longmire and has appeared in guest stints on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Ranch and Blindspot.

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