'Whiplash' Star Miles Teller Arrested for Public Intoxication | NBC 6 South Florida

'Whiplash' Star Miles Teller Arrested for Public Intoxication

Teller is known for movies like "Whiplash," "Divergent," "War Dogs" and more

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    Actor Miles Teller was arrested in San Diego and charged with public intoxication. Teller is best known for his role in the film "Whiplash."

    (Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017)

    Actor Miles Teller was arrested and charged with public intoxication after a run-in with San Diego police Sunday morning.  

    Teller, known for films "Whiplash," "Divergent," and "War Dogs", was approached by police at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday on the 4300 block of Mission Boulevard, off Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach, according to SDPD Officer Billy Hernandez. 

    In a tweet, Teller said he was down in San Diego to visit a friend before he deployed.

    During the contact, Hernandez said, officers noticed he was likely under the influence. 

    "He was drunk enough to not care for his own safety,” Hernandez said, adding Teller lost his balance and almost fell into the street. 

    At that point, police said, they determined Teller was not able to take care of his own safety. Officers detained him and took him to a detox center.

    When he became uncooperative, Hernandez said, he was arrested. Teller was charged with being drunk in public and booked into San Diego County Jail. He was released four hours later without bail. 

    "I wasn't arrested I was detained bc there was no evidence to charge me with a crime," Teller tweeted.

    NBC 7 has reached out to Teller's manager for comment.

    A video posted to Twitter appears to show Teller at PB Shore Club prior to the incident.