Actor “announcer” David Koechner was arrested in southern Ohio earlier this month on suspicion of driving a vehicle while impaired, authorities said.
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Koechner, 59, told authorities he was driving from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport at a Comic Con event in Huntington, West Virginia when he was arrested by state troopers at 1:47 a.m. EDT on June 4, WJW-TV reported.
Koechner, who also starred in “The Office,” has been taken into custody, according to an arrest record obtained by Entertainment Weekly from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
In body camera video, a soldier walks up to another officer who says he pulled over Koechner for certain lane violations and noticed he had ‘bright eyes’ and ‘could smell alcohol’ , reported WLWT-TV.
The soldier asked Koechner if he had ever been arrested for OVI, and the actor-comedian said he was arrested on a similar charge in December 2021, WJW reported. According to Fox News, Koechner was arrested in Ventura County, California.
Koechner was arrested after refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Representatives for the actor did not immediately respond to the entertainment news website’s request for comment.
Koechner is due in Lawrence City Court for a hearing on July 8. According to Ohio statutes, if convicted of the misdemeanor, Koechner could face “a mandatory jail term of three consecutive days, with a maximum jail term of six months.”
The actor is best known for playing sportscaster Champ Kind in “Anchorman,” the 2004 film starring Will Ferrell. He also appeared in the 2013 sequel.
He is known for playing sportscaster Champ Kind alongside Will Ferrell in the 2004 movie “Anchorman” and also starred in the 2013 sequel, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” He also appeared in 33 episodes of the television series “The Goldbergs” and was a voice actor for the animated series “American Dad!”
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