Markle half-brother ar­rested on DUI

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The half-brother of Meghan, the Duchess of Sus­sex, is fac­ing a drunken-driv­ing charge af­ter an ar­rest in Oregon.

State po­lice said Thomas Wayne Markle Jr. was vis­i­bly in­tox­i­cated when he was pulled over at about 1:30 a.m. Fri­day in Josephine County, in south­west­ern Oregon. Au­thor­i­ties said his blood-al­co­hol con­tent was 0.11 per­cent, above the le­gal limit of 0.08 per­cent.

The 52-year-old from Grants Pass was taken to a de­tox cen­ter.

Meghan Markle, a for­mer ac­tress, mar­ried Prince Harry in May. They are ex­pect­ing their first child.

The duchess is re­port­edly es­tranged from her fa­ther’s fam­ily. Thomas Markle Sr. said in a tele­vi­sion in­ter­view last month he had not heard from her since the wed­ding.

Thomas Markle Jr. did not ap­pear to have a listed phone num­ber, and it was not clear how to reach him for com­ment.

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