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Erin Brockovich-Ellis Apologizes for Drunken Boat Arrest... See the Mug Shot!

Legal advocate Erin Brockovich-Ellis issued an apology following her boating DUI arrest over the weekend.

According to People magazine, the 52-year-old issued a statement saying, “At no time was the boat away from the dock and there was no public safety risk. That being said, I take drunk driving very seriously, this was clearly a big mistake. I know better and I am sorry. After a day in the sun and with nothing to eat it appears that a couple of drinks had a greater impact than I had realized.”

The environmental activist, portrayed by Julia Roberts in an Oscar-winning performance in the 2000 film "Erin Brockovich," was arrested after a Nevada Department of Wildlife game warden saw her struggle with docking her boat at Lake Mead near Las Vegas.

Edwin Lyngar, a spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, said, “She was not sure how to maneuver the boat into the dock. It’s a simple thing if you can think clearly. But if you add alcohol and unfamiliarity of the area, it can all cause serious problems.” 

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The warden conducted a field sobriety test and found Brockovich-Ellis to be almost twice over the legal alcohol limit and arrested her on suspicion of operating a boat while intoxicated.

Brockovich-Ellis posted $1,000 bail and was released from Clark County Detention Center.

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