'Anchorman' Actor David Koechner Arrested For DUI on New Year's Eve
By Mona Khalifeh
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David Koechner was arrested for a suspected DUI and hit-and-run on New Year's Eve in Simi Valley, California.
According to the Simi Valley Police Department, at 2:10 p.m. Friday, officers received a call from a concerned citizen who had seen a silver SUV ran a stop sign, hit a center median in the road and flee the scene.
An officer was dispatched to the area where he eventually spotted the car, driving erratically in a residential area, before pulling over the driver, who Simi Valley PD says nearly hit the officer's patrol car.
Simi Valley PD confirmed that the driver was in fact actor, David Koechner. After determining that Koechner was under the influence of alcohol, at 3:03 p.m., he was arrested for misdemeanor hit and run and misdemeanor DUI.
According to Ventura County Sheriff's Office records, Koechner was then transported to and booked into Ventura County Jail at 5:15 p.m. where he remained until the next morning. Koechner was released at 5:49 a.m.
Koechner, who is known for his roles in The Office, Superior Donuts, The Goldbergs and more, was given a March 30 court date, in which he's expected to appear at the Ventura County Superior Court to answer for the alleged incident.
Koechner was set to kick off his upcoming comedy tour, Jan. 6 in Rochester, New York, with tour dates running through May 21. It's unclear if his arrest and upcoming court date will affect the tour.