Meghan Markle's half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr., was arrested for a DUI on Friday, confirms Fox News.
According to Oregon State Police, the 52-year-old "was stopped for speeding and the officers noted that he was visibly intoxicated."
According to authorities, Thomas had a blood alcohol level of 11 % and a quote was issued for a DUI. He was arrested and taken to the Gran Sober Pass Center. Thomas's green Chevy Silverado was also towed.
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Following the news, Thomas's father, Thomas Sr., told TMZ that his "son has a serious problem and needs help, and I hope he gets it". Thomas Jr.'s sister, Samantha, added that "drinking is not linked to Meghan." He always drank. "
Earlier this week, Thomas Jr. made headlines when he told the Daily Mail that he proposed to the girl Darlene Blount ̵
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"I absolutely think that our marriage will bring the closest family," he told the news of the , Markle's wedding invitation.
Jessica Sager of Fox News contributed to this report.