Mischa Barton Arrested for DUI & Possession of Drugs

By Garth O'Brien | December 30, 2007 
Filed Under Celebrity DUI

Mischa Barton DUILos Angeles, California. Mischa Barton, a.k.a. Marissa Cooper the star of Fox’s The O.C., was busted for DUI, Possession of Marijuana and driving without a proper license.

Mischa was observed driving in two lanes and failing to use her turn signal. During the arrest the police noted she possessed material that appeared to be marijuana in addition to prescription drugs. Officers also allege Mischa was under the influence as she had a 0.12 blood alcohol level. The legal limit in California is 0.08.

Mischa spent several hours in a jail facility before being released on a $10,000 bond. Mischa joins an exclusive list of idiot actors that decided to drive under the influence rather than spend a few dollars for a driver.

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5 Responses to “Mischa Barton Arrested for DUI & Possession of Drugs”

  1. susan lowe on January 3rd, 2008 11:31 am

    Excellent work. Stupid celebrities are the same as stupid “civilians” only they have more money.

    Regardless of their status, they deserve the same treatment if driving impaired or committing illegal acts.

  2. susan lowe on January 3rd, 2008 11:33 am

    good work, persons who commit traffic violations, illegal acts, driving impaired, etc. DESERVE the full measure of the law regardless of their “celebity” status. Just because you have money does not make you special. It just means you can post bail without mortgaging your house!

  3. Redondo Beach DUI Lawyer on March 13th, 2008 2:41 am

    Celebrities have the same frailties as anyone else

  4. Garth O'Brien on March 13th, 2008 6:14 am


    I agree celebrities have frailties whole heartedly. However, they do not have the same resources as everyone else. My friends and family do not have gobs of money that a celebrities like Mischa Barton would. When I go out partying I make sure there is a real “designated driver” or we use a taxi service.

    Using a taxi service in the suburbs of Seattle is not easy because there are very few. Also, our public transportation system is non-existent. So getting home is a chore, but it must be done. Rolling the dice after partying all night is inexcusable.

    I also have relatives that work in the Hollywood industry. Studios would be more than happy in providing car services for their stars. They would rather cough up a few bucks for a Lincoln Town car than see the lead of their show busted for DUI, or worse vehicular homicide.

    It might not be fair, but if you have a significant amount of monetary resources there should be no reason at all to drive under the influence.

  5. limo service seattle on July 17th, 2008 6:21 pm

    That’s good, this will serve as lesson to celebrities. As celebrities they should be a role model. And I agree she should get a driver or taxi service or the best is Limousine Service.