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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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Gretel    

Sad on so many levels.

519 days ago
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Jim    

who cares

519 days ago
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Cognitive_Shift    

She looks like the kind of women where getting high or drinking is a regular part of life, not just a stupid mistake.

519 days ago
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namers    

I'm sure they'll be discussing this on The View; naa, prolly not.

519 days ago
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Ginger    

She doesn't want her mom discussing on the View

519 days ago
6.

Jordan    

Mayor Bloomberg has pull with Florida Politicians, no charges will ever happen!!!!!!!!!

519 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

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.

adopted her then used her troubles to make a buck.typical walters

519 days ago
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IwuvTMZ    

Ba Ba Wa Waaaaaaaa!

519 days ago
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hugh    

I wonder how Barbara will spin this story on the View tomorrow.

519 days ago
10.

static    

Can't hold it against Babs a 44 year old knows better.

519 days ago
11.

Susan    

Perhaps Barbara needs to retire early & take care of her daughter. Like is so short.

519 days ago
12.

Meanie    

Do you know who I ammmmmm?!?...

519 days ago
13.

Ace    

Barbara won't be around much longer, that's when the daughter can start taking limos when she gets tooo drunk.

519 days ago
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Kookla    

I have no sympathy for people like that. Shame!!!!!!!!! Barbara should be embarrassed for her

519 days ago
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Kookla    

Way to go embarrassing your mother!!!

519 days ago
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