Steve McQueen, arrested in Anchorage, Alaska in 1972.

(Recklessly driving an Oldsmobile Toronado while intoxicated)

Lynn Burlingame, who was in Anchorage at the time, sent in these details: "My recollection is that McQueen was roaring up and down 4th Avenue at very high speed and turning brodies - drunker than hell. It was not just a time or two - he really raised hell for quite a while. When they did finally get him stopped they administered a field sobriety test, and he somersaulted down the white line. Once they got him arrested it was a pretty good time - sort of an autograph party in handcuffs."

The Anchorage Daily News, in an article on their Alaska State Trooper Museum, writes: "Historical photographs tell many of the stories. They start the minute you walk in the door with the mug shot and arrest record of actor Steve McQueen, who got busted for doing "brodies" in an Oldsmobile Toronado in downtown Anchorage in 1972. McQueen, with a ding on his nose, is looking mighty ragged after his night on the town here, a raggedness exceeded only by his seismographic signature."

He was later convicted in absentia for reckless driving but not drunk driving.

(This now famous mugshot appeared here first!)


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