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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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31.

Neda    

Her daughter is a disgrace and Barbara had the nerve to criticize MJ in 1997 interview lol talk about "what goes around comes around"

430 days ago
32.

Peter Gozinya    

$1000 bail? I wonder how much higher it would have been if it was you or me. I"m guessing at least 5 or 10 times that, especially after fighting with an officer of the law.

430 days ago
33.

Peter Gozinya    

And yes, that is one ugly assed woman. Takes right after mommy dearest.

430 days ago
34.

PADDY    

WHATS THE PROBLEM 3/4 OF THE COUNTRY HAS A DUI..MONEY MAKER PEOPLE.NO SURPRISE ANYMORE..ACTUALLY THE COP THAT ARRESTED HER IS PROBABLY DRUNK RIGHT NOW.

430 days ago
35.

seahawk fan    

Why is cir***stances have part of the word bleeped but dyke or *** ok? Really tmz get with it

430 days ago
36.

Ed McCurdy    

All you folks that comment behind some alias are real balsy arentcha! Try having your every move do***ented and plastered all over the country. Wait, I mean one mistake plastered all over the media. This woman has done more for others than most of you could ever dream of doing. That never gets published. If you remember Reese encounter recently with a same situation, not all admirable granted, but if your spouse was being put in cuffs how would you react? Oh that's right, we will never know, because nobody cares! Stop pretending that you care by posting crazy comments that you know nothing about. You don't know these people. I have seen the people that Jaqueline has helped, who have you helped lately? If you did help someone, it wasn't by slandering people you don't know on some TMZ mag thread.

430 days ago
37.

Turtlenewz    

Why was she released? anybody else would be put in jail

429 days ago
38.

janet    

I am not sure what the bond is in every state for dui, but I am pretty sure that it is not $1,000 bond considering the nature of the offense. That is just another example of how celebrities and or their family members get treated when it come to a crime. Which this one happens to be a class D felony. Well I guess we'll just to wait and see if she decides or if her mother helps her realize that the best thing for her to do is go to rehab with Lindsay Lohan,because it is obvious that she needs help also. Isn't what Barbara said.

429 days ago
39.

Shar    

Barbs looks better than daughter and she's 100!

425 days ago
40.

Anaheim DUI Lawyer    

No matter who you are, or where you are from, when drinking and driving you are asking for trouble. Please get theappropriate information regarding DUIs and DUI laws in your area.

420 days ago
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