Meghan Markle’s half-brother arrested for drunken driving in Oregon

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The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, leave Windsor Castle in a convertible car after their wedding in Windsor, England, to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP) AP (“Gregory Katz Associated Press”)

Meghan Markle’s Oregon relations are in the news again. This time, it’s her older half brother, Thomas Markle, Jr., who was arrested Friday for driving under the influence of intoxicants in Josephine County.

Oregon State Police stopped the Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex’s brother at 1:33 a.m. early Friday morning.

According to the police report, Markle Jr., 52, who shares a father with the Duchess, “was visibly intoxicated and further impairment was observed” during the traffic stop.

Markle Jr.’s vehicle was towed and he was taken to detox, where he was tested and found to have a blood alcohol level of .11 percent.

This isn’t Markle Jr.’s first brush with the law. Last January, he was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon and menacing stemming from an incident where put a gun to his girlfriend’s head.

Charges were later dropped when the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office was “unable to locate essential victim.”

Duchess Markle is not close to her Oregon family. Before her wedding to the former Prince Harry, now His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, her brother publicly tried to get the prince to cancel the nuptials, calling his sister a “jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage.”

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