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

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.

Categories: New Hanover

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