Actor, playwright Sam Shepard arrested for DWI in Santa Fe

Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Oscar nominated actor and playwright Sam Shepard was arrested for DWI in Santa Fe.

The 71-year-old was taken into custody last night outside La Choza restaurant after people called saying he was trying to drive away and had been drinking.

Police say he admitted to drinking and the officers could smell alcohol and Shepard appeared to have bloodshot watery eyes.

He was given a field sobriety test and was arrested.

Shepard lives in Santa Fe. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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