Richard Dreyfuss’ wife Svetlana has found herself in trouble with the law and is facing charges for DUI and a hit-and-run.
It appears Richard Dreyfuss’ wife Svetlana Dreyfuss has taken a page out of her husband’s old book. Although the Oscar-winning star is now on the straight and narrow, and has been for more than a decade, he is no stranger to driving under the influence. In 1982, he blacked out while behind the wheel, which led to his car crashing into a palm tree. And now it seems it’s his Russian-born wife’s turn because she’s just been arrested and slapped with a DUI.
The 66-year-old actor’s third wife was taken into custody on June 2, in San Diego, California, after she allegedly crashed her car into a wooden fence and severed a high-pressure water line before fleeing the scene, TMZ reports.
However, the Jaws star’s wife of eight years did not get far before San Diego County Sheriff deputies caught up with her, just 2 miles from the crash site in Encinitas, California, and placed her under arrest. She was then booked for a DUI and hit-and-run.
While the case has reportedly been sent to the D.A.’s office, Svetlana insists she was not drunk. According to TMZ, she believes she passed her field sobriety tests and claims to have had only one glass of wine before getting behind the wheel of her vehicle.
This is undoubtedly an unpleasant and dangerous incident for the Dreyfuss family. Richard Dreyfuss continues to help others who struggle with addiction and speaks to recovery groups, the New York Daily News reports.