Clark County Detention Center
Erin Brockovich-Ellis officially joins the celeb mug-shot club.
The famous law clerk's booking photo was released today following her arrest for an alleged boating DUI on Friday in Nevada, with the 52-year-old looking disheveled (and possibly sunburned).
The environmental activist released a public apology yesterday for her actions, saying "there was no public safety risk," because she was not operating the boat in open waters.
"That being said," she added, "I take drunk driving very seriously, this was clearly a big mistake, I know better and I am very sorry. After a day in the sun and with nothing to eat it appears that a couple of drinks had a greater impact than I had realized."
According to a spokesperson from the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Brockovich-Ellis was arrested after the game warden observed that she was struggling to dock her boat and attempted to assist her when he noticed that she exhibited several signs showing that she was an intoxicated boater. After an investigation, she was taken to Clark County Detention Center before being released on a $1000 bond.
Brockovich-Ellis was portrayed by Julia Roberts in a self-titled film (released in 2000) depicting the law clerk's battle against Pacific Gas & Electric for polluting the water supply of a small California town.