Richard Dreyfuss has had his problems with substance abuse. According to the Oscar-winning actor, he cleaned up his act long ago, after, he says, he blacked out behind the wheel and wrapped his car around a tree. He’s reportedly been sober ever since, a period of more than thirty years. We’d say that’s pretty commendable, and you’d think, wouldn’t you, that his troubles with this type of thing were over. Well . . . not quite.
Back in June, Dreyfuss’ wife Svetlana was arrested in San Diego County and charged with driving under the influence and hit and run. Police say that Mrs. Dreyfuss was driving her car in Encinitas when she crashed into a wooden fence. In the process, they state, she severed a high pressure water line, then fled the scene. A short distance away, sheriff’s deputies say they caught up with the vehicle, and ultimately arrested her on the charges. She claims that she passed the field sobriety tests that were given to her, and that she had only a single glass of wine. Nevertheless, the arrest was apparently made, although additional details have not been released.