12:18 p.m. Pacific time – TMZ just got the incident report regarding the arrest of Jeff and Lauren for drunk driving – and it appears the Oklahoma City PD is claiming that husband and wife were driving at different times before to be arrested.
According to the report, OKCPD alleges they spotted a white Range Rover coming out of a parking lot at high speed, then stopping abruptly when they saw a cop was nearby. The officer goes on to note that he saw Lauren lean out the driver’s side window, yell for help, then exit through the driver’s side door … only to change seats with Jeff, who was a passenger.
Police go on to say that Jeff then started driving himself and pulled into another lot, as the cops started lighting the fires and chasing. Before stopping, they claim that Jeff made an illegal lane change without reporting it. Once they were arrested, OKCPD said they performed a field sobriety test for Jeff, who they said looked incredibly drunk.
They note that Lauren, too, seemed quite drunk… because her speech was scrambled, among other signs. This seems to explain why she was also arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Jeff Lowe continues to take legal packages – the current owner of Exotic JoeThe former ‘Tiger King’ zoo was behind bars to kick off its weekend… this after a DUI bust.
Lowe and his wife, Lauren, were both arrested early Saturday morning in Oklahoma County for drunk driving … and it looks like Jeff may have been the one behind the wheel, as the sheriff’s office also charged him with a change of track.
As it appears Jeff was driving, it’s unclear why Lauren was also arrested for drunk driving.
The Lowes were taken to jail around 4 am… and they posed for these mugs during their treatment. We weren’t quite sure it was Jeff at first without his signature bandana / cap combo – but yes, he did. The last time we checked they were still in custody.
Details of the alleged arrest / incident have yet to surface, but in any case, this is the latest Jeff and co hit. have taken on when it comes to Johnny Law … both state and federal.
As you may remember … he had some trouble with the police at the beginning of May, when they confiscated dozens of his big cats and other animals he had in his zoo … which the federal government said weren’t properly cared for or, in some cases, were malnourished, allegedly violating federal guidelines.
So, yeah … the dude’s been struggling lately, and that’s just the most recent ding.
Fans of the former zoo owner might happily rub their hands as they watch Jeff’s proverbial downfall right now – as some believe he did a dirty job on Joe and helped him do it land in jail … where I currently remains as he continues to try to fight for his release.
Originally posted – 11:10 PT