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December 21, 2014

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Brockovich-Ellis accused of boating while intoxicated on Lake Mead

Erin Brockovich-Ellis, an environmental advocate and the subject of the eponymous Academy Award-winning film, was arrested Friday on a count of boating while intoxicated on Lake Mead, wildlife officials said.

Brockovich-Ellis, 52, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Friday night after the Lake Mead game warden, Casen Haslem, observed her struggling to dock her boat, said Edwin Lygar, a Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman.

Haslem conducted a field sobriety test and found Brockovich-Ellis to be over the legal limit for alcohol and arrested her, Lygar said.

The 2000 film "Erin Brockovich," starring Julia Roberts, was based on the life of Brockovich-Ellis, now a legal consultant.

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  1. Where is the booking photo? All Sun.com articles show 5 other story links between the story and the comments, under the title of "You might also like". 3 of the story links for this article use booking photos as their thumbnail and the other 2 are not crime related, yet there is no booking photo related to this story at all. Is Erin Brokovich getting special treatment because of who she is? Has this person who gained fame as a champion of the little guy become part of the protected class?

  2. Jeff, it can be difficult to get booking photos from Metro outside of regular business hours. The booking mug will be added when we can obtain it from Metro.

  3. Please , when is it against the law to drive a boat drunk ! Liberals are ruining this country

  4. Erin Brockovich-Ellis? Why does this make news? I'd expand on this thought, but suffice to say that if we cover someone who had their fifteen minutes of fame decades ago, why not cover Joe Smith... the guy who picks up my trash?

  5. So a "celebrity" can't have a drink? Enough that they caught them and are trying to enforce our laws. Might be newsworthy IF she/they were staggering drunk and/or drove the boat into a dock.....