Felony and misdemeanor charges were filed Wednesday against actor Marion “Pooch” Hall, of the Showtime series “Ray Donovan,” who’s accused of driving under the influence of alcohol with his 2-year-old son on his lap and crashing his Chrysler sedan into a parked car.
Hall, 44, of Sherman Oaks, is set to be arraigned Thursday at the Burbank courthouse on one felony count of child abuse and one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and driving with a 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Hall was taken into custody about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the 200 block of North Buena Vista Street in Burbank, and he was released the next morning on $100,000 bail.
“When police officers arrived, witnesses reported seeing a man driving a Chrysler 300 sedan weaving in and out of traffic with a small child seated on his lap,” Burbank police Sgt. Derek Green said shortly after Hall’s arrest. “One witness reported seeing the child’s hands on the steering wheel. This driver ultimately collided with a parked vehicle and was detained at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence.”
Hall allegedly “displayed obvious signs of alcohol intoxication and was unable to perform standardized field sobriety tests,” Green said then. “Mr Hall’s 2-year-old son was riding in the car with him at the time of the collision and was determined to have been riding in the vehicle unrestrained, as required by law.”
No one was reported injured, Green said, and the boy was released to the custody of Hall’s wife at the accident scene.