Californians love nothing more than the exhilarating feel of the open road after downing two bottles of wine, and the incredible widening man – Vince Vaughn – was the latest celeb to partake in this celebrated Tinseltown past time. Vaughn was stopped at a checkpoint in Manhattan Beach, CA, and arrested for both driving under the influence as well as “resisting, delaying or obstructing officers,” according to CNN. Presumably the NRA aficionado didn’t have a gun on him at the time, or else he could have taken this night to a ten.
The disconnect between the realities and consequences of the world and whatever goes on in actors’ brains is never more apparent than when they get caught drunk driving. And the frequency of these arrests proves that they’re doing it all the damn time. I feel ’em. Why drive sober when you can drive drunk. The air is crisper. The curves of the road, more thrilling. The casualties, more plentiful.
An actor who’s the caliber of Vaughn – who has starred in everyone’s favorite movies including, um, well, nvm – can definitely afford a driver or car service if he wants to go out and get hammered. But honestly, why would he go through the trouble? Outside of #MeToo-ing someone, the world consistently reinforces the fact that actors are impervious to the rules and regulations that govern most of our lives. Vaughn and his passenger – who was also arrested for obstructing officers – would have been shot in the face if they stood up to cops in South Chicago. But instead they have another story to share with their drinking buddies. The duo was booked and quickly released from Manhattan Beach Jail. Just in time to pour some Baileys in their coffee and swerve off into the sunset. Hell they might even partake in another celebrity past time by running over people. Right Venus Williams? Right Matthew Broderick? Right dozens of others? God celebs are the worst.
Photo Credit: Manhattan Beach Police / Kyla Weber and Vince Vaughn / Instagram