Clark Gable's son arrested

Actor John Clark Gable attends the MMPA's Annual Oscar Week Luncheon at The Four Seasons Hotel on Feb. 22, 2008, in Los Angeles. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

The 52-year-old son of legendary actor Clark Gable, once dubbed the "King of Hollywood," was arrested this week on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed into six parked cars in Malibu, Calif, CNN reports. No one was injured.

John Clark Gable was driving a white Ford pickup Tuesday near the Malibu Pier when the crashes occurred, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, and hit-and-run.

This isn't the first time that a Gable heir has had trouble with the law. In 2011 grandson Clark James Gable, then 22, was accused of pointing a laser inside the cockpit of a Los Angeles police helicopter, endangering the pilot. He was arrested and sentenced to 10 days in jail, according to CNN affiliate KTLA-TV.

Best known for his portrayal of Rhett Butler in the 1939 classic "Gone With the Wind," Clark Gable died in 1960, just four months before John Clark Gable was born.

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