Published: Tue, November 07, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

'Shameless' Star Ethan Cutkosky Arrested on Suspicion of DUI, Drugs

'Shameless' Star Ethan Cutkosky Arrested on Suspicion of DUI, Drugs

The Burbank, California, Police Department confirmed to ET that the Shameless star, who plays the troubled Carl Gallagher on the Showtime series, was arrested on November 2, sometime after 10:30 p.m.

Burbank police Sgt. John Pfrommer told the AP that the 18-year-old actor was pulled over last Wednesday night after police saw him "straddling lanes".

TMZ notes that police sources had administered field sobriety tests before arresting Cutkosky, which the actor reportedly failed.

A DUI test was subsequently conducted, including a blood draw, and Cutkosky was booked into Burbank City Jail.

Law enforcement said officers smelled marijuana in the vehicle during the stop, and TMZ sources said Ethan admitted he'd been smoking weed that night.


Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department records show Cutkosky was released early Thursday morning on $5,000 bail. He was charged with a misdemeanor but no further information on his charges was available.

A representative for Cutkosky did not immediately return HuffPost's request for comment.

The guy who plays one of the troubled Gallagher kids on "Shameless" ran into some real life trouble off set - 'cause "Carl" got busted for a DUI.

The eighth season of "Shameless" began airing on Sunday.

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