UPDATE: The spokesperson for the LAPD tells Hollyscoop, "Joe Simpson was arrested for DUI on August 4 at 10:00 p.m. He was pulled over on the corner of Ventura and Columbus in Sherman Oaks. He was released the following morning, on August 5 at 9:40 a.m. His bail amount was $5,000."
Oh sheesh! Amanda Bynes and Randy Travis have got competition! Jessica Simpson’s dad Joe Simpson has been arrested and charged with a DUI!
Apparently Joe was slapped with a DUI back on August 4 on Ventura Blvd in L.A. This is the same location that Amanda Bynes was supposedly caught for a hit-and-run earlier this week.
There must be some bar on Ventura Blvd. with a giant flashing sign that says “Booze! Dads and D-listers welcome!”
TMZ is reporting that LAPD pulled over Joe’s car at 10pm on August 4 (a Saturday) and felt that the famous dad was intoxicated so they cuffed him and sent him to jail.
He spent all night in jail but was released late the next morning without having to post bail. Hey, that was pretty nice. Maybe he offered to turn the arresting officer into a star! “Hey officer, do you know my daughter Jessica! I created her! I could make you famous too! You like handbags? I could build you an empire on handbags and flowy maternity dresses! You just say the word!!!”
If Joe faces criminal charges he’ll probably just have to pay a fine. Most likely he wont end up in jail as this is his first offense. Besides, Jessica Simpson should finally put some of that Weight Watchers paycheck to good use.