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Barbara Walters' Daughter

Busted For DUI

5/20/2013 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Barbara Walters
' daughter -- whose troubled childhood was chronicled in Barbara's biography and in several TV specials -- was arrested for DUI in Florida on Sunday, TMZ has learned.

According to the Collier County Sheriff's Office, 44-year-old Jacqueline Danforth was popped near Naples, FL.  The details surrounding the arrest are unclear.

It's an especially sad story considering Jacqueline made a public vow to get her life on track, following some turbulent teenage years filled with clubbing and substance use.

In fact, Jackie ran a wilderness program for troubled girls in northern Maine for years ... but it appears to have closed in 2008.

FYI -- Jacqueline was adopted as an infant by Walters and then-husband Lee Guber in 1968 -- before divorcing in 1976.

As for the DUI arrest, the Collier County Sheriff's Office website says she's been released from custody on $1,000 bond.

A rep for Barbara Walters had no comment.

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seashell    

I wonder if the view will do a segment on it??

428 days ago
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teddybayer123    

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428 days ago
33.

MC GRUNT    

If wou were wa twee, what twype of twee would wou drive into?

428 days ago
34.

Belle    

On American soil?!?!

428 days ago
35.

elliesmom    

I feel sorry for her and Barbara.

428 days ago
36.

BlueBelleh    

I didn't know Barbara had a daughter....

428 days ago
37.

KicksandGiggles    

Are you sure her age is 44??? You must mean 54. She needs some of that Face Freeze her mother inhales.

428 days ago
38.

TJ    

You never no what you are getting, if you adopt a kid.
Bad genetics will prevail. Addictive personalities etc.
A big risk. Sad-

428 days ago
39.

Deez_Nutz    

I'd tag her and her mom!

428 days ago
40.

Big Oz    

Who cares!!!!

428 days ago
41.

Questdelsangraal    

With an over achieving mother who acts like her sh!t does not stink is it any wonder her daughter turned out this way?

428 days ago
42.

Terri    

What's really sad to me is that some of you are so mean. At the end of the day, we're all the same. We want our families to be happy, healthy and safe. When we make mistakes we stand by each other. Have some compassion people. A lot of people lost their lives today and lots of families are grieving. Try filling your hearts with love instead of hatred and jealousy.

428 days ago
43.

Areader    

Did you really think that Barbara Walters rep would give TMZ a statement? She despises TMZ!

It will be interesting to see if and how they spin this on "The View" tomorrow morning!

428 days ago
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senior citizen    

By the time I was 44 - many years ago - I doubt either of my parents would have responded to your request for a comment. At that age, I was accountable for my ups and downs. Seriously.

428 days ago
45.

JrzGrl    

Barbara stopped being responsible for her daughter's actions when she turned 18. This is not a reflection on her whatsoever. Sometimes ppl make a mistake that they regret and they learn their lesson. Hopefully that's the case here. There's no reason to think that this would ever happen again. She's not an addict just bc she was a troubled teenager. All of you ppl that text while you drive are just as dangerous if not more so. Don't be hypocrites.

428 days ago
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