August 10th, 2012
04:12 PM ET
Joe Simpson, dad to entertainers Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge, CNN confirmed.
TMZ reports that the misdemeanor was for allegedly driving under the influence.
According to the site, Simpson, 54, was stopped by Los Angeles police around 10 p.m. Saturday, and officers suspected during the stop that Simpson had been drinking.
Los Angles police officers arrested Simpson and booked him just after midnight Sunday. According to an arrest report from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Simpson was released around 9:41 a.m. Sunday.
Interestingly enough, new mom and Weight Watchers spokeswoman Jessica Simpson spent her Saturday evening guzzling a beverage. She tweeted after midnight Sunday, "Responsibility has drastically changed my life! Saturday night drink of choice.... WATER! "
CNN is pursuing comment from Joe Simpson and additional information from Los Angeles police.
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