Bree Walker, a well-known reporter and news anchor from the 1980s, was arrested for DUI in Orange County early Wednesday morning.
TMZ reported Walker, 61, went to jail
, while her pit bull, Petey, who was in the car went to animal control. Apparently police tried to contact someone to pick up the dog but failed to do so.
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Walker was booked for misdemeanor DUI and released from jail a few hours after her arrest, TMZ said.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Walker was arrested
after police stopped her and she appeared drunk and then refused to take a Breathalyzer test.
Walker apparently failed to signal a left-hand turn, and when police stopped her, she appeared “disheveled” and her eyes were “watery and bloodshot,” KTLA 5 reported
Walker was well-known in the Los Angeles television world, working for KCBS-TV Channel 2 in the '80s and '90s. She was married at one time to co-anchor Jim Lampley.
She also was known for advocating for rights for people who are disabled and suffered from a condition known as syndactylism, a fusing of fingers and/or toes.
UPI reported that Walker entered rehab for alcohol abuse
a few years ago.
Despite how long it’s been since Walker was in the spotlight, many online remembered her well enough to tweet about her arrest.
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