Moesha actor arrested on Super Bowl Sunday

2015-02-04 14:04

Phoenix - A former child star on the 1990s sitcom Moesha was arrested on Super Bowl Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving and possession of marijuana, authorities said.

Marcus Paulk, 28, was stopped early in the morning in Scottsdale after driving "dangerously close" to a fire truck and two police cars stopped on the side of the road with their emergency lights flashing, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office reported.

(Maurcus Paul's booking photo taken by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Getty Images)

He smelled of alcohol and had a bag of marijuana in his pocket, the arresting deputy reported.

Attorney Benjamin Taylor said in a statement that he will vigorously defend Paulk.

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Paulk is best known for his role on the UPN sitcom Moesha, which ran from 1996 to 2001 and featured pop star Brandy. It's unclear if he was in the Phoenix area for Super Bowl festivities, where several celebrities made appearances.

Paulk, who lives in California, told the deputy he smoked pot earlier in the day and drank Hennessy cognac before driving, authorities said. His blood-alcohol content registered at 0.109 percent. The legal limit is 0.08.

A judge set bail at $2 000. The sheriff's office said Tuesday that Paulk had been released.

Shirley Wilson and Associates, which represents Paulk, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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