Sam Donaldson


Newsman Sam Donaldson is making headlines of his own.

The former ABC News anchor was arrested on suspicion of DUI earlier this month in Lewes, Del., E! News has confirmed.

Per local authorities, on Dec. 1 police stopped the 78-year-old shortly before 8 p.m. following a traffic violation, and an officer determined that the veteran newsman was intoxicated.

Donaldson, a resident of McLean, Va., subsequently failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence before later being released.

No word yet on when he's due back in court.

Although Donaldson has officially retired from ABC News, he still occasionally contributes reports and commentary to the network's news programs.

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