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Sam Donaldson arrested on drunk driving charges

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Sam Donaldson in 2001.

Veteran news anchor Sam Donaldson was arrested for DUI earlier this month in Delaware, police confirm.

On Dec. 1, at 7:56 pm, Donaldson was stopped by a police officer  in Lewes, Del., for a traffic violation.

An investigation revealed that Donaldson had been drinking alcohol, and Donaldson was given a field sobriety test and arrested. Donaldson was later released, pending his appearance in court.

Donaldson, 78, is retired from full-time work with ABC, but still contributes to shows on the network.

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