Erin Brockovich Apologizes for Driving Boat Drunk

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Environmental activist Erin Brockovich has issued an apology for boating while intoxicated after being arrested on Friday.

In a statement issued Sunday, Brockovich, 52, explained the circumstances of her arrest while boating at Lake Mead near Las Vegas.

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"At no time was the boat away from the dock and there was no public safety risk. That being said, I take drunk driving very seriously, this was clearly a big mistake. I know better and I am very sorry," she said.

Brockovich was approached by a game warden on Lake Mead when she was observed having difficulty trying to dock her boat. She was arrested after failing a field sobriety test and was later released from the Clark County Detention Center after posting $1,000 bail.

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Brockovich rose to fame after her story of investigating a utility company for polluting drinking water was made into the 2000 movie Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts.