'Whiplash' Actor Miles Teller arrested for public intoxication

Jun 20, 2017, 17:17 IST | IANS

Actor Miles Teller well known for his role in 'Fantastic Four' was arrested and charged with public intoxication in San Diego

Miles Teller
Miles Teller. Pic/AFP

Actor Miles Teller was arrested and charged with public intoxication in San Diego. The actor was charged on Sunday, a spokesperson with the San Diego Police Department confirmed to variety.com. Teller was out with several other men shortly after midnight on Sunday when the group was approached by an officer.

According to a spokesperson for the police department, the Miles Teller actor started "showing signs of being under the influence of alcohol," including slurring his speech, and had trouble keeping his balance, coming close to falling on the street. After it was determined that the 30-year-old actor was 'unable to care for his own safety', the spokesperson said, he was taken into custody. Teller was given the option of sobering up at a detox centre, but was arrested and transferred to a local jail after he was apparently uncooperative with the detox centre's staff.

He has since been released. His representative has not yet responded to a request for comment. Teller did, however, respond to the news on Monday via Twitter. He said that he 'wasn't arrested', but simply 'detained', despite the San Diego Police Department telling several outlets that the 'Whiplash' star was indeed arrested after being rejected from the detox centre. "Went down to SD to see my buddy before he deployed," he wrote. Teller added: "I wasn't arrested I was detained bc there was no evidence to charge me with a crime. Don't believe everything you read, especially from a third party entertainment news source trying to get clicks. Appreciate the concern," he mentioned in another tweet. Teller was most recently seen in boxing drama 'Bleed for This' and crime dramedy 'War Dogs'.

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