Kevin Dunn ... a former cast member on "The Real World" was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving earlier this month ... after cops say he nearly collided with a police car.
Dunn, now an anchor for ESPN's Longhorn Network, was arrested in his hometown of Austin, Texas on October 5th for misdemeanor D.U.I.
According to an affidavit ... Dunn blew through a lane of oncoming traffic, nearly smashing into a cop car. The officer says he had to slam on his brakes to avoid a collision ... and subsequently pulled Dunn over.
Back in 2001, Dunn was part of "The Real World: Back to New York" where he was described as having a "sharp sense of humor."