Former Big Brother winner Mike “Boogie” Malin was arrested this past summer in Las Vegas, Us Weekly has exclusively learned.
The restaurateur, 50, was pulled over on August 10 after someone alerted authorities to a swerving vehicle that hit a curb and nearly hit their car too, according to the arrest report. Malin had “slurred speech” and was FaceTiming a friend at the time. The officer also noticed vomit on the inside of the drivers’ side floor board, and noted the car “had a damaged front drivers’ side tire” that was flat and “looked as if he hit a curb or median.”
Malin consented to and failed a field sobriety test, and was arrested for driving under the influence. He was also charged with possession of a drug without a prescription, having an open alcohol container and unlawfully texting. He was later released on his own recognizance.
During a hearing in October, the Clark County DA asked for a 180-day extension to decide whether they will pursue criminal charges, a court official confirms to Us. There is a status check hearing set for February 2021.
This isn’t Malin’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested back in 2007 and sued for embezzlement in 2011, later being ordered to pay back $800,000.
In August 2019, he was arrested and charged with stalking former friend and costar Dr. Will Kirby and later pleaded not guilty. That case is still pending, but Kirby was granted a restraining order in September 2019.
Malin, who won season 7 of the CBS reality show and has appeared a total of three times since his first stint in the summer of 2001, was slammed by fellow Big Brother alums earlier this year for making racially charged remarks on an episode of the “SurvivorNSFW” podcast.
Us Weekly has reached out to Malin for comment.
With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez
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