Barbara Walters’ Daughter Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

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Jacqueline Danforth | Photo Credits: Collier County Sheriff's Office/Getty Images
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Jacqueline Danforth | Photo Credits: Collier County Sheriff's Office/Getty Images

Barbara Walters' daughter, Jacqueline Danforth, was arrested early Sunday in Naples, Fla., on suspicion of driving under the influence, TMZ reports.

Local police found Danforth, 44, and a male passenger "extremely intoxicated" in their car, which was parked on a highway with its lights off, according to a police report obtained by TMZ. Danforth protested the police officer handcuffing her male passenger, and was then taken to the ground and put in handcuffs.

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Danforth later submitted to breathalyzer test and blew a blood alcohol level of .218 — nearly three times the .08 legal limit in Florida. She was taken into custody and later released on $1,000 bail.

Danforth, the daughter of Walters and the late Broadway producer Lee Guber, is a New York-based entrepreneur. Walters announced May 13 on The View that she will be retiring from broadcast journalism next spring after a career spanning more than 50 years.

A rep for Walters had no comment.

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