Actor Miles Teller was arrested over the weekend for allegedly being drunk and disorderly in public while out with friends in Pacific Beach, authorities reported Monday.
Officers encountered Teller, 30, among a group of men in the 4300 block of Mission Boulevard shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday and noticed that he appeared intoxicated, according to San Diego Police. The actor was slurring his words and swaying as he stood on the roadside, and at one point lost his balance and nearly fell into the street, SDPD public-affairs Officer Billy Hernandez said.
The patrol personnel took him into custody and transported him to the city’s detox center on India Street in the Midtown district, where Teller allegedly refused to cooperate with the staff, prompting them to refuse to admit him. Officers then arrested Teller and took him to San Diego Central Jail to be booked on suspicion of being drunk in public, a misdemeanor, Hernandez said.
The actor, who was released on his own recognizance, proclaimed his innocence in a Twitter posting.
“Went down to SD to see my buddy before he was deployed,” he wrote. “I wasn’t arrested I was detained (because) there was no evidence to charge me with a crime. Don’t believe everything you read, especially from … third party entertainment news sources trying to get clicks. Appreciate the concern.”
Hernandez, the police spokesman, countered Teller’s claim about being merely “detained,” reiterating that the actor indeed had been arrested and booked into county jail.
Teller, a Pennsylvania native, has appeared in about a dozen films since 2004, including “Rabbit Hole” (2010), “Footloose” (2011), “Whiplash” (2014) and “Fantastic Four” (2015).
–City News Service
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