George Lopez Arrested For Public Intoxication After Passing Out In Caesars Windsor

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on March 01 2014 6:58 PM
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Actor and co-host George Lopez arrives at the National Council of La Raza ALMA Awards in Pasadena, Calif., Sept. 16, 2012. Reuters/Gus Ruelas

George Lopez was arrested at Ceasars Windsor Hotel and Casino in Canada Thursday night for suspicion of public intoxication after he passed out on the floor, according to reports published Friday.

Provincial police reportedly said that officers who were stationed at the casino in Ontario arrested Lopez for allegedly being intoxicated in a public place and later turned him over to local police.

"Tied one on last night," the comedian said Friday in a statement to USA Today. "Not feeling great this morning. I was trying to sleep it off; unfortunately, it was on the casino floor."

According to reports, the casino’s security was alerted to the situation when Lopez was seen on the floor, and security called for the law enforcement later that night.

Before his arrest, the 52-year-old performer was photographed seemingly passed out on the floor of Caesars Windsor, where he had just performed and was also scheduled to perform Friday night.

The photo was posted on Twitter with the caption, "George Lopez passed out at the casino last night!"

According to reports, no charges were filed against Lopez, and according to TMZ, Lopez was put in a “drunk tank” to sober up and was later released.

The casino’s website page promoting the show references Lopez’s “hilarious antics and roll-on-the-floor-laughing comedy” saying “the multitalented comedian has had a dynamic career spanning television, film, standup and late-night television.”

Lopez will be back on television on March 6 with the premiere of the comedy "Saint George" on FX. This will be the first time he will be starring in a sitcom since the show "George Lopez" that wrapped its sixth season 2007. Lopez also hosted his own TBS talk show, "Lopez Tonight," which ran three seasons, from 2009 to 2011.

 

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