‘Office’ star David Koechner charged with DUI, hit-and-run after New Year’s arrest: report


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Showbiz comedian David Koechner has been charged with driving under the influence and a hit-and-run in Los Angeles following his December 2021 arrest.

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office told TMZ on Friday that the charges stem from the former ‘Office’ arrest on New Year’s Eve, with the outlet further reporting that Koechner faces up to six months in prison for each count.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office records at the time revealed the 59-year-old was arrested at 3:03 p.m. Dec. 31 and arrested at 5:15 p.m. that day. Koechner’s vehicle was towed and he was released on January 1 at 5:49 a.m. Koechner was then given a March 30 court date.

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“Anchorman” star David Koechner has been charged with driving under the influence and a hit-and-run in Los Angeles after his December 2021 arrest.
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Given the level of offenses and the fact that this is Koechner’s first offense, the gossip site noted that he will likely only see probation and will have to take a mandatory education course on the alcohol.

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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According to TMZ, Koechner, 59, was driving erratically when he hit a stop sign. Police then issued a field sobriety test that the ‘Anchorman’ star failed.

It was then that the actor and comedian was placed under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence and was incarcerated in the Ventura County Jail.

Actor David Koechner onstage during the 2022 Writers Guild Awards virtual ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Actor David Koechner onstage during the 2022 Writers Guild Awards virtual ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Meanwhile, Koechner is currently touring the country on his “Blue Skies & Dirty Lies” comedy tour and is set to take the stage in Oklahoma City this weekend.

He is due back in court in a few weeks.

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In January 2020, page 6 reported that Koechner and his wife, Leigh Koechner, were leaving after nearly 22 years of marriage. They share five children.

Representatives for Koechner also did not respond to requests for comment.

Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.


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