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‘Painter of Light’ arrested for allegedly driving drunk

by Brad A. Greenberg

June 15, 2010 | 8:37 am

The last time I mentioned “Painter of Light” Thomas Kinkade here, it concerned allegedly shady business dealings. Kinkade’s newest legal problem: arrested for allegedly driving drunk.

A Monterey County sheriff’s deputy initially pulled over Kinkade’s Mercedes Benz for a vehicle code violation Friday night, said CHP Officer Robert Lehman. After making contact with the 52-year-old Kinkade, the deputy suspected that he was drunk, Lehman said.

The deputy called the CHP to assist, and an officer performed tests to determine that Kinkade was impaired, Lehman said. The CHP officer arrested Kinkade just after 10 p.m., Lehman said.

Kinkade was booked into the Monterey County Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving, Lehman said.

The arresting officer reported that Kinkade was “very polite” during the exchange, Lehman said.

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