January 12, 2019 12:16 am
Updated: January 12, 2019 12:17 am

Meghan Markle’s half-brother arrested on drunk driving charge in Oregon

FILE - Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex, arrives at the University of Chichester, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, as part of their first joint official visit to Sussex.

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The half-brother of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is facing a drunken-driving charge after an arrest in Oregon.

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State police said Thomas Wayne Markle Jr. was visibly intoxicated when he was pulled over at about 1:30 a.m. Friday in Josephine County, in southwestern Oregon. Authorities said his blood-alcohol content was 0.11 per cent, above the legal limit of 0.08 per cent.

The 52-year-old from Grants Pass was taken to a detox center.

Meghan Markle, a former actress, married Prince Harry last May. They are expecting their first child.

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The duchess is reportedly estranged from her father’s family. Thomas Markle Sr. said in a television interview last month he had not heard from her since the wedding.

Thomas Markle Jr. did not appear to have a listed phone number, and it was not clear how to reach him for comment.

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