Lou Diamond Phillips was booked into the San Patricio County Jail in Sinton. 

Lou Diamond Phillips was booked into the San Patricio County Jail in Sinton. 

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Lou Diamond Phillips, whose box-office success started when he was plucked from the Dallas-area theater circuit, was arrested and jailed in Texas early Friday. 

Police in the Corpus Christi suburb of Portland arrested Phillips about 1:30 a.m. Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Phillips approached an officer, who was conducting an unrelated traffic stop, and asked for directions to Flour Bluff.  Phillips grew up in the Corpus Christi area, graduating from Flour Bluff High School in 1980.

Suspecting Phillips was intoxicated, the officer called for backup and Phillips was given several sobriety tests, which he failed, the Caller-Times reported. Phillips was booked at the San Patricio County Jail in Sinton. 

Phillips' blood alcohol concentration was .20, which is more than double the legal limit in Texas.

Phillips was scheduled to be a guest speaker at an event Friday in Corpus Christi. 

In early September, Phillips spoke at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington. While acting in the Dallas area, Phillips, 55, got his first big acting break in La Bamba.  He's been in numerous roles, including starring in Longmire on Netflix. He has been a recurring regular as a jailed gang leader in Fox TV's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The Associated Press reported that bond for Phillips, who listed a California address., was not immediately set. He is scheduled to appear before a judge to have his bail set, The Caller-Times reported.

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