08:34 PM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 12/20/2012 08:00AM
Sam Donaldson may be known for reporting information, but on Dec. 1 he made some news of his own.
The ABC News veteran, 78, was arrested around 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 for driving under the influence in Lewes, Del., Police Chief Jeffrey Horvath confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE.
Cooperating with authorities by taking an Intoxilyzer test, the journalist was then released to an adult pending an appearance in court.
Donaldson was initially pulled over for a traffic violation, but after further investigation, it was apparent he had been drinking.
Originally posted 07/08/2004 09:00AM
ABC newsman Sam Donaldson's southern New Mexico ranch was the scene of a multiple slaying Wednesday as sheriff's deputies recovered three bodies in a shallow grave.
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