'Happy Gilmore' actor charged with DWI in Wilmington - WFLA News Channel 8

'Happy Gilmore' actor charged with DWI in Wilmington

Posted: Updated:
Christopher McDonald was charged with DWI in Wilmington. (Source: NHC Jail) Christopher McDonald was charged with DWI in Wilmington. (Source: NHC Jail)
WILMINGTON, N.C. -

An actor known to many as "Shooter McGavin" of Happy Gilmore fame, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Wilmington in connection to driving while impaired.

According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, a trooper came into contact with Christopher McDonald near Third Street in Wilmington.

During the course of the investigation, the trooper determined that McDonald was intoxicated. The actor consented to a Breathalyzer and blew a .15, nearly twice the legal driving limit of .08.

According to jail records, McDonald was charged with DWI. He was booked around 4:30 a.m. and is in jail under a $1,000 bond.

The actor is also known for his role of Tommy Jefferson in 32 episodes of NBC's Harry's Law from 2011-2012.

McDonald is rumored to be in the film The Squeeze, which is in pre-production in the Wilmington area.

  • North Carolina NewsMore>>

  • New TV ads heat up NC Senate race

    New TV ads heat up NC Senate race

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:25:16 GMT
    The May 6 primary is just around the corner and the top three Republican contenders vying to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan are holding nothing back and neither are supporters of the incumbent senator.
    The May 6 primary is just around the corner and the top three Republican contenders vying to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan are holding nothing back and neither are supporters of the incumbent senator.
  • McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues

    McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:39:14 GMT
    Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers.
    Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers.
  • Judge denies Duke Energy request for stay in coal ash case

    Judge denies Duke Energy request for stay in coal ash case

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:31:07 GMT
    The Wake County judge who ordered Duke Energy to take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash ponds has denied the utility’s request for a stay in the matter.
    The Wake County judge who ordered Duke Energy to take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash ponds has denied the utility’s request for a stay in the matter.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.