Actor from 'Happy Gilmore' charged with DWI in Wilmington
Posted October 16, 2013
Wilmington, N.C. — An actor who starred in the 1996 Adam Sandler movie "Happy Gilmore" was charged Wednesday with driving drunk in downtown Wilmington, according to State Highway Patrol officials.
Christopher McDonald, 58, is charged with driving while impaired. Troopers said McDonald's blood-alcohol level was 0.15, almost twice the 0.08 level at which drivers are considered impaired under state law.
McDonald was taken into custody at about 1:45 a.m. on Third Street, according to the Wilmington Star-News. He was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond.
McDonald starred in "Happy Gilmore" as Shooter McGavin. Recently, he has appeared in the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire."