Bree Walker DUI Arrest; Former L.A. News Anchor Appeared `Disheveled’; Cops Also Lock Up Her Dog

Bree Walker DUI Arrest: Bree Walker, who was a staple on TV news in the 1980s and 1990s, was busted for DUI in Orange County, Calif.

According to TMZ, Bree Walker's dog was also taken into custody.

According to police, the news anchor and disability rights activist reeked of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes.

The officers who stopped her said the 61-year-old radio talk show host allegedly was unable to provide a driver's license. Walker also declined to take a breathalyzer test.

Police stopped Bree Walker at 12:35 a.m. near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ball Road. Anaheim Lt. Tim Schmidt said Walker was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at 1:47 a.m.

According to media reports, Walker was later released on a promise to appear in court. It was also reported that Walker's car impounded and that animal control officers took her pit bull.

Lt. Tim Schmidt, a spokesman with the Anaheim Police Department, said Walker failed a field sobriety test after police smelled what they believed to be alcohol and noticed she appeared "disheveled."

A few years ago, Walker checked herself into rehab for alcohol treatment.

Bree Walker worked local news in New York, L.A., and San Diego. In 1990, Walker was caught up in an on-air scandal after it came out that she had a relationship with co-anchor Jim Lampley while they were still married to other people. Lampley and Walker later got married but they were divorced in 2000.

Walker also became well-known because she had ectrodactyly, a condition where a person's fingers and toes fuse together. Walker kept the condition hidden. She used a pair of glove-like prosthetic hands until she announced it herself on the air in San Diego at KGTV 10News. She is an outspoken consumer advocacy reporter.

Walker was one half of San Diego's first female anchor team, alongside Carol LeBeau, on the 11 p.m. newscast.

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