Linda Hogan, ex-wife of famous wrestler Hulk Hogan, was arrested yesterday in Malibu on suspicion of DUI, according to TMZ.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Linda — real name Linda Bollea — was arrested at 1:34 AM Thursday morning and taken to a nearby police station where she was booked and put behind bars. She was released several hours later on $5,000 bail.
She was also booked for driving on a suspended license.
A rep for Linda tells TMZ, Linda was on her way home from a function in L.A. where she drank a glass of champagne on an empty stomach. We’re told she has also been on antibiotics and the drugs exacerbated the effects of the alcohol. She had been attending a jewelry event in the area and was heading home to Simi Valley when she was taken into custody; she allegedly had a blood-alcohol level just over the legal limit of 0.08.
“A deputy saw a black Mercedes-Benz driving erratically on the westbound 101 Freeway. The deputy made traffic stop of the vehicle on the Ventura Freeway at Kanan Road, Calabasas, to conduct a drunk-driving investigation,” a sheriff’s statement said.
“She’s a mom, so she’s embarrassed about it,” her lawyer, Raymond Rafool, told the New York Daily News.
Rafool qualifies Hogan as a mom by saying she is embarrassed about the incident. It’s as if Rafool is instigating that if Hogan never did get caught for breaking the law by driving under the influence, she has no right to feel embarrassed. It’s the ole “I broke the law, and I won” belief.
If an individual is struggling with addiction, and a DUI arrest does not qualify someone as an addict or alcoholic, the embarrassment, shame, guilt, pain that go along with an arrest, incident, or situation isn’t as powerful as the effect produced by taking that next drug or drink. Being a mom, dad, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, friend, or foe doesn’t enter the mind of someone struggling with addiction; in fact, it drives them further away from being one.