Pooch Hall From “Ray Donovan” Was Arrested For Reportedly Letting His 2-Year-Old Be His Designated Driver
Normally this would be where I would make a joke about this being a situation for Ray Donovan to come in and fix, but I have a feeling even he would be like “Wait…you let your 2-year-old drive?? Nope, I’m out of here, good luck with the police.”
TMZ reports that 41-year-old Pooch Hall (aka Daryll Donovan, or Derwin from The Game) was arrested on Wednesday night in Burbank, CA. Police sources say they were alerted to calls about Pooch driving around at 7:30 with a toddler on his lap. That’s cute when you’re parked in the driveway and taking a picture for Instagram, but not when you’re cruising up the 5. Pooch has four children – Djaeda, Djordan, Djanai, and Djulian; Djulian is the youngest, so it’s assumed it was he who was riding with him. TMZ says that Pooch was letting his toddler steer the vehicle, because he was allegedly under the influence.
But it gets worse. Bystanders reported seeing Pooch and Djulian crash into a parked car. When police arrived, they reportedly found a car seat laying among some junk in the backseat, not installed in any way. Djulian was reportedly crying when police arrived, but everyone was fine and without injuries.
Police smelled booze on Pooch’s breath, and he was given a blood alcohol test, which allegedly rang in at .25 (three times the legal limit). He was arrested for DUI and felony child endangerment. He was taken to jail and was held on $100,00 bail. Naturally, this situation caught the attention of child services. TMZ says the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services have opened an investigation. Sources say they’re looking to see if this is a one-time thing, or if it’s happened repeatedly. They will also interview the family. In the event this was the first time Pooch let his son act as DD for him, DCFS might let the court take care of it.
Pooch’s son probably won’t be removed from the home, as he and Djulian’s mother live together, and she wasn’t involved. Speaking of his mother, that’s probably the worst call she’s ever gotten. I’m sure it’s every mother’s nightmare that they’ll one day get a call from their kid asking to pick them up from the police station. Although to be fair, they probably don’t picture their kid standing on several phone books to do it.