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Bill Clinton's Half-Brother Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunk Driving In Redondo Beach

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While Bill Clinton was galavanting about town, greeting voters at a Venice BBQ joint and an In-N-Out in the Valley, his half-brother was allegedly driving drunk in Redondo Beach. Roger Clinton, 59, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at about 7:20 p.m. on Sunday after another motorist called the police to report someone driving erratically on Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, KTLA reports. Authorities stopped Clinton at Torrance Boulevard and South Prospect Avenue, and according to TMZ, he declined blood alcohol testing. He will next appear in court later today.

Roger is Bill's younger brother, and they share the same mother. He was once in a rock band called Politics, and has acted in various films and TV shows including Bio-Dome, Fred Claus and The Nanny.

He was convicted in 1985 of cocaine possession, for which he spent a year in jail. In 2001, Roger was pardoned by Bill, along with 140 others on January 20, 2001—Bill's last day in office.

A month after Roger was pardoned by his presidential big brother, he was arrested for drunk driving in Hermosa Beach. The Secret Service codename given to Roger during the Clinton presidency was "headache," given his colorful behavior.

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