Actress Lori Petty, who plays the character called Daddy in the hit series Prison Break, was incarcerated last Saturday night. She was charged with a felony DUI, hitting a 14-year-old skateboarder while in Venice, California.
The accident occurred at around nine in the evening, with police arriving with paramedics at 9:30. Later on, the teenage victim was treated and eventually released. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department explained that the DUI became a felony charge for the 45-year-old Petty because there was an injury involved.
Petty was booked into the Van Nuys jail that night, but was soon released on a bail of $100,000. According to People.com
, a spokesman from the LAPD announced that the circumstances were still unclear. Whether or not a follow-up investigation is necessary remains to be seen, as stated by the detectives from LAPD's traffic division.
While information on Lori Petty's blood-alcohol level hasn't been released, the media has tried to contact her representatives. Unfortunately, none of the actress' spokespeople have returned any calls.
While Lori Petty is best known for her movie roles, her most recent appearance was in the 2009 television movie Prison Break: The Final Break
. She has been seen on the last two episodes of the FOX series' fourth season, playing the mysterious character named Daddy. She has also been cast on House M.D.
, CSI: NY
and Star Trek: Voyager
. In addition, she co-starred in the series Lush Life
, but it was cancelled after four episodes.
Despite her career on the small screen, Petty became famous for her roles in the 1991 action thriller Point Break
and in the box office hit A League of Her Own
. She became a cult icon with her performance as the lead character in Tank Girl
, and starred in Free Willy
as well. Petty is also known for voicing the supervillain Livewire in Superman: The Animated Series
and The New Batman Adventures.
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: IMDB, People.com(Image Courtesy of WireImage.com)