WASHINGTON — Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers faces a possible year in jail and a $2,000 fine after she was arrested early Tuesday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Myers was driving on the wrong side of the street when stopped, according to police, who said the arrest came after she was told to move her double-parked car that was pointed in the wrong direction.
Police spokesman Sydney Bennett said the officer asked Myers to move on, at which point she continued the wrong way. The officer stopped her again; she again double-parked and was arrested, police said.
Myers recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.01% to 0.10%, police said. She was released on the promise to appear at a court hearing.
Myers resigned Dec. 31. She is now co-host of the cable TV program "Equal Time" and writes for Vanity Fair magazine.