Lou Diamond Phillips, 55, was arrested in Portland, Texas, after stopping to ask the police for directions. The officer suspected he was intoxicated and asked him to perform a number of sobriety tests, all of which he failed. The tests administered found his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level was .20, which is more than double the legal limit in Texas.

Lou Diamond Phillips Mugshot

Phillips is best known for his starring role Ritchie Valens in La Bamba, a 1987 biographical drama. He’s currently playing the role of Henry Standing Bear on A&E’s western crime drama Longmire.

Phillips had been on his way to the “Voices of South Texas — Old Bayview Cemetery Comes Alive” event, where he was scheduled as a guest speakers, according to the Corpus Christ Caller-Times.

Police Chief Mark Cory told the newspaper that an officer was in the middle of a traffic stop around 1:30 a.m. on Friday morning when Phillips pulled up behind him and asked for directions. Phillips was trying to get to Flour Bluff, where he was raised and eventually graduated from high school, around 20 miles away from where they had been.

After failing the sobriety tests, Phillips was arrested and taken to the San Patricio County Jail in nearby Sinton. He is currently awaiting for an appearance before a judge to have his bail set for sometime on Friday. It is still unknown whether or not he still plans to make it to Corpus Christ as their special guest.

Phillips was previously arrested in Los Angeles in 2006 for domestic violence. This was followed by an argument he had with his girlfriend at the time, who is now his third-wife, makeup artist Yvonne Boismier. He was sentenced to three years of probation, he was ordered to undergo one year of domestic violence counseling, and he had to serve 200 hours of community service.

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