omedian Andy Dick arrested at Calif. restaurant

By The Associated Press

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — Comedian Andy Dick has been arrested in Southern California for being drunk and disorderly in a restaurant.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says the 45-year-old comic actor was arrested Monday night at Marie Callender’s after reports that he was causing a disturbance in the bar.

A sheriff’s statement says Dick appeared to be drunk and was unable to care for his own safety. He was booked for public intoxication and released.

Messages left Tuesday for his attorney weren’t immediately returned.

Dick has a history of arrests. In 2008, he pleaded guilty and received probation after being found drunk outside a Riverside County restaurant. Last year, he was charged with sexual abuse after allegations that he groped a bouncer and a patron at a West Virginia bar.

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