Austin Nichols was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving in Jackson, Michigan after being spotted around 2:40 in the morning driving the wrong direction on a local street. A breath test showed the 27-year old actor had a blood alcohol content of 0.10. the legal limit for intoxication in Michigan is 0.08. Nichols was booked at the Jackson County Jail and released shortly before 9:00 am.
Nichols was the star of the recently cancelled HBO show ‘John from Cincinnati’. Developed by David Milch, the show was a dark comedy about surfers and mysticism. Nichols also appeared in television series ‘Deadwood’, as well as the films ‘Wimbledon’ with Kirsten Dunst and ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Nichols has been spending the summer in Clark Lake, Michigan with extended family. No court arraignment date has been set for the Michigan DUI case.