Actor Marion “Pooch” Hall has been formally charged with driving under the influence and felony child abuse by the Los Angeles County District Attorney for an accident earlier this month that resulted in his arrest.
If convicted, The Game star faces a maximum of six years and six months behind bars, reports TMZ.
According to police reports, a witness saw Hall’s vehicle collide into a parked car in Burbank, California on October 3. The witness told authorities that Hall was behind the wheel at the time of the crash along with his 2-year-old son, who was sitting in his lap instead of a car seat. The witness claimed Hall was allowing his son to take steer the car alone as if it were a toy.
Shockingly, no one was injured in the accident, but witnesses say the toddler erupted into a fit of tears after the crash. His son is now in the custody of his wife.
After failing field sobriety tests, the 41-year-old actor reportedly blew three times the state’s legal limit when he was finally given a breathalyzer test.
Hall was released on $100,000 bond after being booked for child endangerment and driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Ray Donovan star has been mum about the incident on social media. His Instagram and Twitter accounts have not been updated since he was arrested.