Busted! Desperate Housewives' Ricardo Chavira arrested for DUI

May 4, 2011 at 9:23 a.m. ET

Desperate Housewives actor Ricardo Chavira has more to worry about than his psychopathic neighbors. The actor has been arrested on DUI charges.

Ricardo Chavira

Sometimes life imitates art, and just as Carlos Solis spent some time in jail on Desperate Housewives so may the actor who portrays him. Ricardo Chavira was arrested early Tuesday morning on DUI charges in Los Angeles.

Chavira must watch a lot of those cheap DUI lawyer commercials, because he refused to take a blood or alcohol test when he was pulled over. Just a note kids, while you do have the right to refuse, doing so will get you arrested and thrown in jail immediately -- do not pass go, do not collect $200.

Why would he refuse? It isn't for us to conjecture his specific reasons, but some people think that by the time cops get a court order for the test their blood alcohol level would have dropped enough to pass.

Since Chavira's father is a Texas judge, it isn't out of the realm of possibility he was taking the advice of good old dad.

Would make for an interesting plot development on Desperate Housewives, no?

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