According to the police, actor David Koechner spent New Year’s Eve behind bars for drunk driving, suggesting that he may not be all that different from the characters he portrays on screen.
The star of “Anchorman” and “The Office” was picked up by local police in Simi Valley, California, at roughly 3 PM PT on Friday, far before midnight, on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run. Near 5 PM PT, Koechner was taken into custody and his vehicle was towed.
David Koechner will Appear in Court to Answer For his Arrest
Sources in law enforcement tell TMZ that an officer on patrol received a report of an erratic driver and found David to be at the wheel. Field sobriety tests apparently showed that he was intoxicated, and he was arrested for that and for allegedly running over a street sign.
His release was documented online for the following morning at approximately 5 AM PT. In March, he will appear in court to answer for his arrest.
It’s undeniable that Dave is speaking here. His date of birth, height, place of birth (Missouri), and profession (actor) all match publicly available information about him.
It’s no secret that David often assumes the roles of hedonistic characters… especially when playing a character like Champ Kind or even Todd Packer from “The Office,” who both have a penchant for imbibing.
This appears to be DK’s first DUI, at least in California, and he has no prior criminal record to speak of. We’ve made contact with David’s team… no response as of yet
Koechner was reared in Missouri and is currently 59 years old. After graduating from college in 1994, he came to Chicago to study improv comedy at the world-famous Second City. In 1995, he was hired by Saturday Night Live, and it was there that he first worked with future SNL cast member Will Ferrell. After that, Koechner started working for Conan O’Brien on his late night show. Among the comedic troupe known as the “Frat Pack,” which includes Koechner, is this bunch.
Ferrell, Steve Carell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, and many others of their generation’s most influential voices are all represented. Among Koechner’s most recent roles on network television are those of Bill Lewis on The Goldbergs and Bob Pogo on F Is for Family. Thanks for reading our article Anchorman Star David Koechner Angry Mug Shot After Dui Arrest.