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Miles Teller arrested by San Diego police for being drunk in public


Actor Miles Teller was arrested for public drunkenness by San Diego police early Sunday morning.

The Spectacular Now and That Awkward Moment star Teller was “uncooperative throughout the whole process” after being approached by San Diego police just after midnight Sunday in the affluent Pacific Beach area, according to Officer Billy Hernandez, a San Diego Police Department spokesman.

Officers said Teller, 30, was “swaying side to side, slurring his speech and had bloodshot eyes,” Hernandez said. At one point during the interaction with police, Teller “lost his balance and almost fell into the street.”

Concerned for his safety, officers placed him under arrest. Teller was transported to a detox center to sober up, “where all you have to do is sleep on a mat for four hours,” Hernandez said.

“But if you refuse to follow the simple directions … the next stop is jail,” said Hernandez, who added that Teller was “being uncooperative from the beginning, and was rejected by detox staff, and from there the only other option was jail.”

Teller was released from jail Sunday morning. Teller’s representatives did not respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment.

Teller was last seen in the boxing movie Bleed for This and will next appear as a war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder in Thank You for Your Service (in theaters Oct. 27).

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