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Jacqueline Walters, daughter of journalist Barbara Walters, charged with DUI in Fla., police say

Jacqueline Walters Danforth Collier Co. Sheriff

Jacqueline Walters Danforth
Collier Co. Sheriff's Office via CBS Miami

(CBS/AP) NAPLES, Fla. - The daughter of broadcast journalist Barbara Walters has been charged with driving under the influence in southwest Florida, police say.

Jacqueline Walters Danforth, 44, was arrested early Sunday after deputies reported finding her and a male passenger in an SUV on the side of Interstate 75 near Naples, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office. Both occupants reportedly had trouble walking.

Authorities say Danforth was arrested after refusing a field sobriety test. A breath test given at the jail recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.218 percent, police said. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08.

Walters, who adopted Danforth as a baby, has discussed her daughter's struggles with drug abuse in the past.

Danforth was released on $1,000 bail. According to court records a hearing is scheduled for June 12.

  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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