Lou Diamond Philips arrested in South Texas for DWI

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(NBC) - Actor Lou Diamond Phillips has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in South Texas.

Phillips is best known for his role as Richie Valens in “La Bamba”.
The actor was arrested early Friday morning in Portland, Texas.

Police say Phillips pulled his car up behind an officer conducting a traffic stop, got out and asked for directions.

The officer suspected Phillips had been drinking and conducted a field sobriety test.

Police say Phillips’ breathalyzer test showed a .2 blood alcohol content which is more than twice the legal limit.

Phillips is expected to appear in court sometime on Friday.