Erin Brockovich arrested for boat driving while intoxicated

Edwin Lyngar, a spokesman for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, said Brockovich was arrested Friday night after a field sobriety test revealed that the environmentalist had an alcohol concentration in her body twice the 0.8 limit.

Erin Brockovich, 52, was released from the Clark County jail after posting a $ 1,000 bail.

Erin Brockovich is a self-taught who became a legal advisor and environmental activist, famous for having managed to prove in court a case of contamination of potable water in the town of Hinckley in the state of California.

Her story was portrayed in the movie bearing her name, directed by Steven Soderbergh in 2000, where her role is played by Julia Roberts, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

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