FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: ‘Happy Gilmore’ star blew .15 during Wilmington DWI stop

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Submitted: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:46pm
Updated: Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:29am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Hollywood star was arrested for DWI in Hollywood East early this morning, according to deputies at the New Hanover County Jail.

Highway Patrol says Christopher McDonald blew .15 on a breath test after being pulled over on 3rd Street. That’s nearly twice the legal limit of .08.

Deputies say he was booked in the jail just after 4:30 a.m. under a $1,000 unsecured bond. McDonald is due in court for the charge on December 11.

McDonald starred as Shooter McGavin alongside Adam Sandler in the 1996 movie “Happy Gilmore.”

According to the “Wilmywood Daily,” McDonald is in Wilmington filming a new movie called “The Squeeze.” In an article posted on, McDonald just got to the Port City Monday to begin production on the film.


  • ILMNCNative says:

    Robbins wasn’t even in Thelma & Louise. You should read the comment and understand it before you criticize the author.

  • Guest 131 says:

    He did play Thelma’s husband in T & L.

  • Ilmmysecondhome says:


  • an says:

    IN THE MOVIE…he was the husband…not in real life

  • Guestsfndi says:

    Thelma (Geena Davis) WAS married to Darryl (Christopher McDonald)in the movie Thelma & Louise.

    Before you insult someone you should get your own facts straight. Perhaps you are the drunk.

  • Guest Reply Redux says:


  • Guest2020 says:

    I’m pretty sure that he meant that this fella played Thelma’s husband in the movie.

  • Fifi834 says:

    In the 1991 flick, “Thelma and Louise,” Thelma was played by Geena Davis, whose CHARACTER was married to Darryl, played by Christopher McDonald. Louise, played by Susan Sarandon,and actor Tim Robbins were in a long relationship, but were never married.

  • beach guy says:

    #1 I did not say anything bad about yankees just that there were a lot of them
    #2 apparently you have not counted the number of golf carts driving around on the Island during the summer months not owned by people that actually live there. But I am glad that you have the time to keep track of golf cart ownership and the owners previous address
    #3 I am not angry or bitter I am actually quite content and you obviously feel guilty about something to react in the vehement manner in which you have or is it customary where your from to be rude and attack someone due to a difference of opinion?
    #4 The carpet bagger comment was directed at the current council and their grandiose plans to build a swimming pool next to the beach at our expense
    #5 There are more yankees than dead cats at least I would hope so as dead cats stink and at least the yankees will take a shower once in a while or at the minimum douse themselves with jean Nate or high karate before coming into the public arena and telling us exactly how they did things up north and commenting on things that they do not now or never will understand,instead of minding their own business
    #6 As far as the spending of money is concerned that is what is the saddest thing it seems that Yankees attach a dollar amount to everything in the world. That in my modest opinion is truly a perspective that is perpetuated by greed.

  • smart new yorker says:

    Hopefully us northerners will help all of you southern folk how to speak correctly and write proper English while we visit your swamp.

  • Derp!! says:

    “Hopefully us northerners will help all of you southern folk how to speak correctly and write proper English while we visit your swamp.”

    You’re supposed to capitalize regions of the country such as Northern and Southern. There’s nothing so ironic as to hear a Northerner accuse Southerners of not being able to “twaughlk” (spelled it like they pronounce it) correctly. Y’utes guys have certainly cornered the market on speaking well.

    A swamp you call it? I don’t know what’s sadder: that you moved to said swamp or that you don’t live here but feel compelled to read the news site of said swamp. Either way, we live rent free in your mind.

  • Guest2020 says:

    We don’t need you or your taxes. We got along fine before the influx of yankees to the areas.

  • missedthepoint says:

    Apparently you missed the point “Guest Vader” was trying make. It’s not the retiring part…it’s the moving up north that you don’t see with us southerners. Sure, we work hard and retire but moving up north is NOT something we would ever contemplate. I have met some nice folks from up north but those of you that are pretentious, rude and think you are heaven sent to save us southerners and make us believe that the way you did it up north was so much better, yall are the ones that really bring out the dislike for you northern people. Yea, we were doing just fine before and if you think it’s your money and tax dollars that’s doing us a favor…well all I can say is Bless Your Heart!

  • Whoopty Doo says:

    That’s true. Maybe you should have worked harder.

    How ironic that now that it’s come back to bite you on your own behind you’re mad at someone else instead of blaming yourself for you own failures.

  • Guest Vader says:

    We will GLADLY do without your taxes and any other monies you spend here. Yankees are, for the most part, welcome until you try to change things like they were in “upstate Yawk, or Joisey…..the very things you ran away from. Just remember, when in the South, do as Southerners do. You dont’s see many of us retiring and moving North, do you?

  • Southern Born says:

    Really read your original post their genius, I can assure you, that there is no going back for you, cause we have no need for you, and they don’t want you back.

    I’m from up north you are stupid, I’m from up north you are stupid, I’m from up north you are stupid. that’s right, but your still living in a flood zone good luck with those insurance rate.

    Hah ha ha ha ah ha a ha a, I sold it to you, I cant read, but I can spend your genius money while sipping my moonshine and praying someday I can have all 32 of my teeth back, like you have. Cause I be so stupid so stupid you are so smart.

    I can’t spell cause down here in the south we went to school to learn how to play stupid so you northerners wouldn’t get a complex, because being so intelligent is a must or you would have nothing, that would include common sense.

    so go find some grammericalk errors and be a word Nazi that should help with them insurance rates, oh and be sure to kiss your POA presidents A$$ so you can join in harassing your fellow yankeenites.

    we southerners have land, that would be more than .4 tenths of an acre, so you just keep looking into Mr pertronivich bathroom window cause your house is so close that if they fart you have to turn on your bathroom fan. so I yield to you and your POA, HOA, your beautification committee, your, high riding socks, your Jerry Seinfeld humor, and damn Prius, oh and next storm remember FEMA is a Yankees only friend in the South.

  • 8844 says:

    “just standing next to you make us feel smarter”

    Right smart from a voter who had Perdue an now that other idiot as Governor. Im guessing, where ya come from, the size of a Governor’s got ta be more important than how that person really governs.

    Yep, it don’t get no smarter than that.

    (By “us” ya were just talking about yourself, right?)

  • Southern Born says:

    Your what we call not funny… but you are special. I like northern landers, they sure know how to buy in the flood zones, you know all those swamps we drained just for you slick intellectual types from north of the Mason Dickson lines. just so you wont be confused it is warmer down here. so I suspect we should probably be mad at whomever let that secret loose in those high powered educational institutes you have up there.. in the land of the all geniuses’ and physical superior beings call up north does jack still live on that beanstalk or has your New Jersey Governor eaten all the beans.

    Oh I am not against all northern landers just the As$ h%l# who bring three people and form a committee to change all the things that may be wrong.

    please don’t go back, just standing next to you make us feel smarter.

  • Ryan says:

    I am a “southerner” and grew up in the capital of the south, Richmond. I have gone to school here in Wilmington and it has been my permanent home for the last 4 years. People like ol’ shooter support our economy as well as their entire cast they bring alongside. Even if that means the economy of slice of life late night downtown for some pieces of pie after a night of drinking. Leave poor shooter alone you stupid hippie bums and get a real job. He messed up, and I’m sure he’s sorry. But him and their entire production crew and cast being here is what makes The Wil so exciting for so many and a lot of the economy! Get over it

  • Morty Sussman says:

    The dreck from HOllyweird has spread to Wilmeyweird. Seems like the only decent movies anymore are made in CANADA!

  • Happy says:

    I came here on vacation, but I left here on probation!

  • Tracie C says:

    Only in a news comment section could the Civil War break out again and take away the importance of one fact:
    DWI is a selfish, evil move.
    Doesn’t matter which side of the “Mason Dixon” line you were born on or if you call yourself an “actor”.
    If you have a brain bigger than a pea you’ll understand the “Mason Dixon” line doesn’t mean ANYTHING….it’s 2013 bigots….get over it.

  • Guestsfndi says:

    He was Thelma’s husband in Thelma & Louise. Glad he didnt kill anyone.

  • Guest 1966 says:

    OK, Tim Robbins was married to Susan Sarandon, not this dweeb, get your Holliwood East drunks straight!

  • Guesteasy says:

    “Hey I made the paper in Wilmywood” !! How pathetic. If you dont know how to behave please leave.

  • beach guy says:

    I would suggest that all these out of town folks that come into Wilmington to make movies should stay in Carolina Beach. If you are from out of town you can get away with just about anything because God forbid they would make a tourist follow any kind of traffic law besides you can just ride around in a golf cart with your head up your “ah hem” and block traffic flow and generally be the biggest nuisance and threat to public safety there is and travel with impunity whilst the folks that pay the bills get gouged at every turn by the carpet baggers that are running the town into the ground.Besides they would feel right at home since you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a Yankee.

  • 8844 says:

    Yep. Them folks from northern-land sure done reck this here town. And they is running everthing cause I reckon we is too stupid to run everthing our selfs cause if were smart we would run everthing an we aint doing it so its them northern-landers fault. Leastwise we got ta say that cause otherwise we would had to blame our selves.

    Cant help but remembering that there road diet thing an how the people running this here town almost recked it with that dumb thing. An it was them northern-landers who was running the town that thought up that thing and one a them is now here running for mayor an he starts his name with a “W” (What? … He aint no northern-lander? … An he been living here a long time?)

    Well ….. Just never mind …. Cause maybe Im still right … Even if I aint.

    Think Ill just go play with that there dead cat some more an see if I cant swing it at some a them northern-landers an blame em for something.

  • Sharon says:

    WOW- Distaste for “us Yankees much” ??? Sorry for being born in the North….NOT !!! I guess no one born in the South EVER commits any crimes…. And You are welcome for all the Taxes and $$ WE spend here in Coastal NC….Why don’t YOU move to, I don’t know….ANYWHERE ELSE!

  • 6858 says:

    No wonder we never get any big actors or concerts here If this is the way you treat this man. Have a little class, huh?

  • 10101 says:

    Thank you so much for correcting my perspective on that “dead cat’ thing. For far too many years now I thought it was “You can’t even swing a Yankee without hitting a dead cat”. Apparently, as it turns out, there are more Yankees than dead cats, and all of this time I thought it was the other way around.

    Also: Three people I know drive golf carts (as well as cars) at the beach. Two are from NC and one was originally from AL. For quite some time now I thought they were Southerners. Apparently, they’re actually secret Yankees.

    Without guys like you posting crap like you did, I would never have learned these things.

    Again, thank you so much and please just continue to be the bitter, angry guy you are.

  • Island Born says:

    It’s a little late to be complaining. I remember when the real estate boom hit the island. Everyone was laughing about how much profit they were going to make selling their property to suckers who would pay more than anyone believed possible. Well, a whole lot of residents sold out and moved off the island. Some of the ones I’m still in contact with would now like to move back and they cant.

    Life has changed, and it’s their own damn fault.

    To say otherwise is to make the rest of us look stupid and that is just not right. Speak for yourself. You’re not the voice of me!

  • One of them Out of Towners says:

    Lots of bashing of “out of towners”. I guess I’m not surprised the unemployed locals have such an issue with the gainfully employed “out of towners” who relocate here. I mean just because the rest of the world starts their day promptly at 7am doesn’t mean the carefree locals of Wilmington should start theirs before 11am!

  • Happy Gilmore says:

    What goes around comes around Shooter McGavin.

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