Jason London, 48, of Dazed And Confused fame is 'arrested in Mississippi for public intoxication' after police found him in the driver's seat of a car that was on FIRE and banged up... as he was TOO DRUNK to even get his fingerprints done
- Actor Jason London of Dazed and Confused fame has been arrested
- Police found him in the driver's seat of a car that was in a ditch and on fire
- A passenger was out of the car and standing nearby when police arrived
- The incident happened in Springs, Mississippi on Tuesday night at 11:30 pm
- Police said that he likely swerved and crashing into a concrete object
- Jason said, however, that he was run off the road by another driver
- According to cops, London 'reeked of booze, could barely keep his balance and had slurred speech'
- The 48-year-old was reportedly taken into police custody Tuesday
- He was allegedly so drunk when he was in jail police could not fingerprint him
The 48-year-old San Diego native was reportedly taken into police custody Tuesday night after police found him in the driver's seat of a 2010 Nissan Maxima that was not in a ditch but also on fire.
According to TMZ, there was also a passenger on the scene, who was standing outside the vehicle when cops arrived at 11:30 pm.
Bad night: Actor Jason London of Dazed and Confused fame has been arrested in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on Tuesday; seen here in his latest mugshot
Rough night: The 48-year-old San Diego native was reportedly taken into police custody Tuesday night after police found him in the driver's seat of a 2010 Nissan Maxima that was not only on fire, but in a ditch. Seen in 2015 in LA
Police believed that Jason swerved off the road, toppled a sign and then hit a 'concrete object' before landing in a ditch, the site added after speaking to law enforcement.
Somehow the car caught on fire as Jason remained in the driver's seat.
It was also reported that the actor had claimed someone had sideswiped them and run them off the road.
According to cops, London 'reeked of booze, could barely keep his balance and had slurred speech.'
The police also shared with the site that the car had not fared well.
The vehicle had 'heavy damage on the passenger side,' according to the site. And it was also on fire by the time police arrived, it was added.
Not good: According to TMZ , there was also a passenger on the scene, who was standing outside the vehicle when cops arrived at 11:30 pm; seen in Hollywood in 2013
His 2013 arrest: He has a history of arrests dating back to 2013 when he was locked up for a bar fight in Arizona that left him with two black eyes
London was booked for public intoxication and leaving the scene of an accident, though when police arrived he was reportedly still in the car.
He was not booked for a DUI and police explained to the site that they used their discretion on that choice, choosing to arrest him on other charges.
An Ocean Springs PD spokesperson told the site that London was so drunk when he arrived at the jail in Jackson County, that the police were not able to fingerprint him.
This is not the nineties star's first run-in with the law.
Good start: London had a successful career as an actor beginning in 1991 when he landed a role as Court Foster opposite Reese Witherspoon in The Man In The Moon
He has a history of arrests dating back to 2013 when he was locked up for a bar fight in Arizona that left him with two black eyes.
Law enforcement also said he defecated in his trousers while in the back of their vehicle.
London had a successful career as an actor beginning in 1991 when he landed a role as Court Foster opposite Reese Witherspoon in The Man In The Moon.
He went on to star in 1993's Dazed And Confused then did several TV movies such as A Matter Of Justice. In 1994 he appeared in the film Safe Passage, then was in Fall Time.
Happier times: London seen in the middle in an outtake from 1993's Dazed and Confused; also pictured are Sasha Jenson, left, and Rory Cochrane, right
In the late Nineties he appeared in several smaller films such as Mixed Signals, Broken Vessels and Frontline.
And in the 2000s he popped up as a guest star on shows like 7th Heaven, CSI and Grey's Anatomy.
For the past 15 years he has worked nonstop on smaller films such as Full Count and Acceleration.
A smaller film: Jason, far left, with Leonor Varela and Griff Furst in Monsterwolf (2010)
The star's last movie was this year's Weekend Warriors. He currently has six films that are either completed or are in post production. And he has two films in pre-production.
He seemed fine in October 2020 when the cast of the classic Dazed And Confused reunited for a live script reading of the 1993 Texas coming-of-age film.
The venture was part of a fundraiser for Dallas-based nonprofit March For Science and the Texas efforts of Voto Latino Foundation.
Director Richard Linklater was joined by McConaughey and two dozen of the original cast that includes Affleck, Parker Posey, Jason, Joey Lauren Adams and Adam Goldberg.
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