Reality TV Star Arrested for DUI
Matt Brown, one of the stars of “Alaskan Bush People,” was arrested for driving under the influence.
Viewers of the show know that the Brown family claims to live in the wilderness. They also claim to live many miles from everyday civilians. Yet that didn’t stop Matt from finding ways to get in trouble with the law.
According to a report released by Juneau Police, Matt was pulled over just before five in the morning on August 30, 2013; this information was only recently revealed. A witness claimed that the man had hit a motorcycle in the parking lot. Responding officers noted that Matt was nervous and jumpy, and that he did not smell good. Matt told police that he had Attention Deficit Disorder and that was why he was behaving as he was.
Matt said he slept with a local woman, then borrowed the car that he was stopped in. He did not know any of her personal information. He did insist, however, that the woman had let him borrow the car. A second officer responded, and Matt told that officer that he had some shots. He denied hitting the motorcycle.
Field sobriety tests were administered and the oldest Brown son failed them. He was subsequently arrested and booked on charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. Officers noted that as Matt was taking the breath test, he vomited and began to blackout. He was bailed out of jail by his father for just $250.
Matt served three days in jail in February 2014 and was also sentenced to 18 months of probation.