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Barbara Walters Daughter Charged With DUI

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The daughter of broadcast journalist Barbara Walters reportedly had a blood alcohol level of nearly three times over the legal limit when she was charged with driving under the influence near Naples. (Source: Collier Co. Sheriff's Office)

The daughter of broadcast journalist Barbara Walters reportedly had a blood alcohol level of nearly three times over the legal limit when she was charged with driving under the influence near Naples. (Source: Collier Co. Sheriff’s Office)

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NAPLES (CBSMiami/AP) – The daughter of broadcast journalist Barbara Walters reportedly had a blood alcohol level of nearly three times over the legal limit when she was charged with driving under the influence near Naples.

Collier County Sheriff’s deputies found Jacqueline Walters Danforth, 44, and a male passenger in an SUV stopped on I-75 early Sunday morning. Both occupants reportedly had trouble walking.

Danforth was arrested after she reportedly refused a field sobriety test. A breath test given at the jail recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.218 percent. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08.

She was released on $1,000 bail.

Walters, who adopted Danforth as a baby, has discussed her daughter’s struggles with drug abuse in the past.

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