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Barbara Walters' Daughter

Drunk and Abusive

During DUI Arrest

5/21/2013 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Barbara Walters' daughter was so out of control during her DUI arrest, she had to be "taken to the ground" so she wouldn't run into traffic ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ.

We broke the story ... 44-year-old Jacqueline Walters Danforth -- who famously discussed her troubled teenage years on various TV specials with her mom -- was arrested for DUI in Naples, FL on May 19.

According to the report, Jacqueline was in the driver's seat of a Honda Pilot which was stopped by police around 1:24 AM ... after cops received reports about an SUV stopped on the highway without its lights on.

During the encounter, cops say both Jackie and a male passenger -- described as her BF -- appeared to be extremely intoxicated.

Cops say ... they went to place the man in handcuffs -- which pissed Jackie off ... so she grabbed at one of the officers and "began shouting."

The arresting officer states in the report, "I was afraid that the suspect may run into traffic on the highway, so she was taken to the ground due to her unpredictable behavior, then secured in handcuffs."

According to the report, Jacqueline eventually took a breathalyzer test and blew a .218 -- more than TWICE the legal limit.

She was eventually arrested for DUI ... and was released several hours later on $1,000 bond.

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Laurie    

What a poor excuse Danforth... you stated ‘I think that somewhere inside you think, ‘Why did people give me up?’” adding that “played a big, big, part” in her drug abuse. We say excuses are like bellybuttons everybody has one. We have adopted our three granddaughters and I pray that they don't grow up thinking the same way you do. The reason they are with us is cause their parents chose the same path as you have. Their parents both grew up in a very good two parent traditional family home where they were loved very much. You should be a better person and reflect on the fact that there was someone, that loved you and enough to adopt you and give you a better life than those than don't get adopted. I have heard of some very strong individuals that were in the foster care system in and out of homes and yet they became successful and upstanding citizens. People like you choose your own destiny and it could be a better one. Drugs and alcohol hurt everyone around you that love you dearly. This should not be a reflection on Barbara Walters, Jacqueline is a grown up and knows better. My personal belief is one that I can speak of because I have walked in the shoes of many parents that blame themselves and some of us shouldn't. Especially when we know we raised our kids to know better, lead by example. Some people just choose a different path in life. Please get some help Jacqueline and move forward and don't look back. Good luck to you and your family.

427 days ago
17.

rockytony    

After a night or two in jail where she will actually have to do things for herself , I think a real good spanking followed by discontinuing her allowance should fit the bill. This spoiled brat will eventually tone down.

427 days ago
18.

Moyra    

She probably thinks her filthy rich mommy will get her out of it.

427 days ago
19.

Harlin's Garage    

A freakin mess.... I swore I towed her car.

427 days ago
20.

OH NO!    

Drunk during a DUI arrest? Wow....who would have thought? The TMZ writers are genius!

427 days ago
21.

Matthew Marsillo    

This is so terrible and completely outrageous for children of celebrities think they are completely infalliable and above the law unreal!!! She has to be adopted because she definitley does not looks anything like her mother!!! Time to throw her ass in jail and throw away the key for this is ridiculous that chidlren of celebrities and some celebrities themselves get away with criminal actions and now is the time to stand up!!!

427 days ago
22.

Adrienne    

LoL..Hot topic for the VIEW ..tomorrow

427 days ago
23.

chuck    

don't you know who I am........

427 days ago
24.

OLiarbama Argo-Urself    

DUI with your BF? It's okay for Al Michaels and his BF. Al Michaels tried to flee the DUI check point, even though he knew he'd get caught and charged with DUI and trying to flee. It was to let the BF jump out of the car and hide in the ditch.

427 days ago
25.

Sandra     

What is with these stupid people!!! This woman needs to be taught a lesson and jail time is a good start!!

427 days ago
26.

lisalee    

all those who are commenting about brabra walters are jus a@@es, wht the **** does she have to do with her daughters actions real ****ing idiots, the time u take to bad talk her and the way she speaks u all in your entire lifetime cannot accomplished wht she has done

427 days ago
27.

lance pinkham    

You people are all idiots. None of you know her or any of the cir***stances surrounding this event.. Don't believe everything you read.

427 days ago
28.

double clutch    

Barbara Walters is a Obama supporter, her daughter will have nothing done to her.

427 days ago
29.

Jered    

And I bet she won't be on her mom's "10 Most Fascinating People" -- just a guess.

427 days ago
30.

lacabrera    

She does look like a drunk ,or is that her mug picture

427 days ago
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