Tiffany Haddish issues statement following arrest

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By Kim Novak

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Tiffany Haddish has issued a statement following her latest arrest for allegedly driving under the influence.

The stand-up comedian and actress, 43, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of DUI after allegedly falling asleep behind the wheel of her car in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

The Girls Trip star had previously been arrested for another DUI-related incident in Georgia in January 2022, when she was arrested for a suspected DUI and improper stopping on a roadway.

Haddish has now shared a statement in the wake of her most recent arrest, vowing to "get some help" to ensure it "will never happen again".

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Tiffany Haddish had performed at The Laugh Factory earlier that day. Credit: Olivia Wong/Getty Images

She told Entertainment Tonight: "This will never happen again. I'm going to get some help so I can learn balance and boundaries."

Haddish told the outlet that her Tesla had self-parked when she fell asleep, but had been looking part of the street when officers from the Beverly Hills Police Department arrived and arrested her.

She revealed that she had spent a long Thanksgiving day feeding underprivileged people at The Laugh Factory, before performing a holiday set at the venues 43rd annual free feast for locals.

The actress later shared a video of herself singing and dancing to the yacht rock band Yächtley Crëw as they performed at the El Rey Theatre.

According to TMZ, Haddish first addressed the arrest while performing a stand-up set at The Laugh Factory in Long Beach, California, where an audience member asked her: "What happened last night?"

In the recording, she responded: "You tell me," before joking: "I had prayed to God to send me a man with a job, career, preferably in a uniform, and I answered my prayers."

Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed to People that they had received a call at 5.45AM local time about a woman in the driver's seat of a running vehicle that was stopped in the middle of Beverly Drive, adding that she was arrested and released later that day.

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Haddish had previously been arrested for DUI in Georgia in 2022. Credit: Oscar Del Aguila/Variety via Getty Images

Her previous DUI arrest in Georgia in January 2022 occurred when officers received a call around 2.30AM local time about a driver who'd allegedly fallen asleep at the wheel on Highway 74.

Police officers spotted a vehicle matching the description they'd been given and did a traffic stop, leading to Haddish's arrest.

Law enforcement said in a statement to People at the time: "Subsequent investigation led to Ms. Tiffany Haddish being arrested for Driving Under the Influence. She was transported to the Fayette County Jail without incident."

Haddish had addressed the incident a week later while appearing on The Tonight Show, joking to the host Jimmy Fallon: "I can say this, Jimmy... I've been praying to God to send me a new man. A good man. And God went ahead and sent me four... in uniform.

"And now I got a really great lawyer, and we're going to work it out. I've got to get my asking of things to God a little better!"

She also spoke about it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she added: "Yes, I did get charged with a DUI, which stands for Dumb Unfortunate Incidents."

As her mugshot appeared on the screen, she joked: "Still cute… looking good. I'm going to turn that into an NFT."

Featured image credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Tiffany Haddish issues statement following arrest

vt-author-image

By Kim Novak

Article saved!Article saved!

Tiffany Haddish has issued a statement following her latest arrest for allegedly driving under the influence.

The stand-up comedian and actress, 43, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of DUI after allegedly falling asleep behind the wheel of her car in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

The Girls Trip star had previously been arrested for another DUI-related incident in Georgia in January 2022, when she was arrested for a suspected DUI and improper stopping on a roadway.

Haddish has now shared a statement in the wake of her most recent arrest, vowing to "get some help" to ensure it "will never happen again".

wp-image-1263238461 size-full
Tiffany Haddish had performed at The Laugh Factory earlier that day. Credit: Olivia Wong/Getty Images

She told Entertainment Tonight: "This will never happen again. I'm going to get some help so I can learn balance and boundaries."

Haddish told the outlet that her Tesla had self-parked when she fell asleep, but had been looking part of the street when officers from the Beverly Hills Police Department arrived and arrested her.

She revealed that she had spent a long Thanksgiving day feeding underprivileged people at The Laugh Factory, before performing a holiday set at the venues 43rd annual free feast for locals.

The actress later shared a video of herself singing and dancing to the yacht rock band Yächtley Crëw as they performed at the El Rey Theatre.

According to TMZ, Haddish first addressed the arrest while performing a stand-up set at The Laugh Factory in Long Beach, California, where an audience member asked her: "What happened last night?"

In the recording, she responded: "You tell me," before joking: "I had prayed to God to send me a man with a job, career, preferably in a uniform, and I answered my prayers."

Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed to People that they had received a call at 5.45AM local time about a woman in the driver's seat of a running vehicle that was stopped in the middle of Beverly Drive, adding that she was arrested and released later that day.

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Haddish had previously been arrested for DUI in Georgia in 2022. Credit: Oscar Del Aguila/Variety via Getty Images

Her previous DUI arrest in Georgia in January 2022 occurred when officers received a call around 2.30AM local time about a driver who'd allegedly fallen asleep at the wheel on Highway 74.

Police officers spotted a vehicle matching the description they'd been given and did a traffic stop, leading to Haddish's arrest.

Law enforcement said in a statement to People at the time: "Subsequent investigation led to Ms. Tiffany Haddish being arrested for Driving Under the Influence. She was transported to the Fayette County Jail without incident."

Haddish had addressed the incident a week later while appearing on The Tonight Show, joking to the host Jimmy Fallon: "I can say this, Jimmy... I've been praying to God to send me a new man. A good man. And God went ahead and sent me four... in uniform.

"And now I got a really great lawyer, and we're going to work it out. I've got to get my asking of things to God a little better!"

She also spoke about it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she added: "Yes, I did get charged with a DUI, which stands for Dumb Unfortunate Incidents."

As her mugshot appeared on the screen, she joked: "Still cute… looking good. I'm going to turn that into an NFT."

Featured image credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images