Rip Torn Charged With New York DWI

After being involved in a collision in suburban Westchester County, Rip Torn was arrested for drunk driving. State police say Torn refused to take a field sobriety test and that he would be arraigned on the charge of New York DWI.

This is Torn’s second arrest for New York DWI. He was acquitted of a drunk driving charge stemming from an accident with a taxi cab in New York City in 2004. He went on a well noted verbal tirade during that DWI arrest. After acquittal in that incident he exclaimed in the courtroom, “I love New York!”

The 75-year old actor has appeared in the recent movies "Marie Antoinette" and "Dodgeball." He is perhaps best recognized for his role as Chief Zed in the two “Men In Black” movies. Torn received an Emmy award ten years ago for his portrayal of a hard drinking producer on “The Larry Sanders Show.”

The Texas native has two sons with television personality Judge Judy.

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