Comedian Vince Vaughn Pleaded Not Guilty to Reckless Driving Case of 2018

Updated On 04 May, 2019 Published On

American actor and comedian, Vince Vaughn pleaded not guilty on Friday to the charges of misdemeanor reckless driving, followed after the actor's arrest in 2018.

An attorney for the Brawl in Cell Block 99 star entered the plea on the actor's behalf.

Vince Vaughn wasn't present at the court hearing.


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Prior to this, The Wedding Crashers star, 49, was sentenced to 3 years of unsupervised probation by the jury and ordered to complete a 3-month alcohol rehabilitation program.

A Watson advisement was also given, which states that if the actor drives intoxicated and kills someone, he could be charged with murder.

In June 2018, Vince Vaughn was arrested at a sobriety checkpoint in Manhattan Beach, California. 

Police authorities said the comedian repeatedly refused to exit his car and also failed both the field sobriety test and the blood alcohol test.

The officials then charged Vaughn with three misdemeanors:

  • driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage,
  • driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher and
  • refusing to comply with police. 

The 3 charges were dismissed by the court on Friday.

The Internship star will now pay a $390 fine and other penalties which will add up to $1,700.

Further, Vince must attend an alcohol education course and will be on informal probation for three years.