Meghan Markle’s half-brother has been arrested by police in the United States for drink driving.
Thomas Markle Jr, 52, was stopped by authorities in Oregon at 1:33am on Friday morning, according to gossip website TMZ.
Mr Markle Jr, who is estranged from the Duchess of Sussex and has had a long history of run-ins with the law, reportedly failed a sobriety test, and was visibly drunk.
He was taken to the police sobering center near his home, in Grants Pass, and his Chevy Silverado was impounded.
In January 2017 Mr Markle Jr was arrested following a drunken row with his girlfriend, in which he threatened her with a gun. He then vowed he was going to seek help for his alcoholism.
The duchess’s father, Thomas Markle Sr, told the site: “My son has a serious problem and he needs help, and I hope he gets it.”
Mr Markle Jr’s sister, Samantha, added: “His drinking is not related to Meghan. He always drank.”