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Oregon reality TV star arrested for DUI once before

06:21 PM PDT on Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Matt Roloff, best known for his family’s TLC show, "Little People Big World" was arrested last month and cited for DUII. Kgw.com has learned Roloff was arrested for drunk driving in 2003.

Washington County Sheriff/kgw.com

45-year-old Matt Roloff was arrested and cited for DUII on June 19th.

The 2003 driving under the influence of intoxicants charge was dismissed after Roloff successfully completed 16 weeks of alcohol treatment under what is called a diversion program. He will not be eligible for diversion on his new charge. Drivers can only participate in diversion once every ten years.

Roloff was pulled over just before midnight on June 19th  near NW West Union Road and NW Cornelius Pass Road in area of unincorporated Washington County.

"I have entered a plea of innocent. I respect the judicial process and in fairness to the court," Roloff said in a statement Tuesday. "I will not comment further on this case until it is resolved."

Washington County Sheriff’s officials said he failed a field sobriety test and then refused a breath test. Roloff was booked into the Washington County Jail, cited and then released.

A Sheriff's spokesman said that is routine for DUII suspects.

"Everyone is treated exactly the same regardless of their status in the community," said Sergeant Bob Ray.

Roloff's son hurt by catapult

 VIDEO: KGW report on accident

Blog & comments: Little People, Big Drinks?

The Roloffs were most recently in the news last fall when their 9-year-old son Jacob was injured by a pumpkin catapult on the family’s farm.

The TLC network also issued a statement on the case.

"We understand that Matt Roloff has pleaded not guilty to the charges.  We respect the judicial process and will not offer comment until court proceedings have run their course."

Last week the family released a book titled, "Little Family, Big Values."