Meghan Markle's half-brother arrested for drunk driving

Lawrence Kim
January 12, 2019

The 52-year-old relative of the royal was arrested for driving under the influence by Oregon State Police at 1:33 AM, and then taken into custody.

Thomas Markle Jr. has been arrested for drunk driving - just days after announcing his recent engagement, PEOPLE confirms.

He also failed a field sobriety test, according to E!

Authorities eventually took him to the Grants Pass Sobering Center before impounding his Chevy Silverado. We won't have to wait long to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together in public again. Markle Jr. was arrested in January 2017 after he pulled a gun on his fiancée, Darlene Blount, during a heated and drunken argument. He then vowed he was going to seek help for his alcoholism. "Meghan Markle is obviously not the right women (sic) for you", he wrote.

Following the news, Thomas' father Thomas Sr., told TMZ that his "son has a serious problem and he needs help, and I hope he gets it".

Their sister, Samantha, said: "His drinking is not related to Meghan".

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