Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Estella Warren arrested in the US

Planet Of The Apes actress and former model Estella Warren has been arrested (AP)

Estella Warren, the Planet Of The Apes actress and former model, has been arrested after a late-night crash that led to her allegedly assaulting a policeman then trying to flee from custody.

Warren, 32, was driving down Harper Avenue, near West Hollywood, when she crashed into three parked cars, Officer Sarah Faden, of Los Angeles police, said.

Someone heard the noise of the crashes and came to see what was going on, called police, then pursued Warren when it was clear she was not going to stop and leave her information, Officer Faden said.

The person then forced Warren to stop, though it was unclear how. Police arrived and arrested the actress on suspicion of driving under the influence, but she assaulted one of the officers and was immediately re-arrested for felony battery on an officer, Officer Faden said.

Police took Warren to a police station, where she was detained in a holding room. Exactly how she managed to do so was unclear, but Officer Faden said Warren slipped out of her handcuffs then burst through a door to the police station and briefly escaped before being recaptured and booked on a felony escape charge.

Warren was being held in lieu of 100,000 dollars (£62,100) bail.

A call to Warren's manager was not immediately returned.

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