LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles cops busted former TV talk-show host Rolonda Watts on suspicion of drunken driving yesterday — her second run-in with the law this year.
Watts, swerving in her 1998 Lincoln Navigator, ran a red light along Sunset Boulevard shortly after 1 a.m., and it took officers about a half-mile to pull her over, said LAPD Sgt. John Pasquariello.
The former host of Rolonda failed a breath test, registering a blood-alcohol level of more than .08, Pasquariello said.
Officers took Watts, 42, to jail, and she posted $2,500 bail hours later.
On May 12, Watts — also a longtime New York TV reporter — allegedly kicked a security guard who was trying to boot her from a West Hollywood, Calif., nightclub.
"She was trying to get into a men's only portion of the club — why I don't know — and when she was told she wasn't allowed in there, she said, ‘Don't you know who I am,' more or less," said L.A. County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Walker.
When a security guard grabbed her, Watts fell to the ground and began kicking him in the shin and groin, Walker said. Watts posted $500 bail for battery, and L.A. prosecutors declined to file charges.
Since the King World talk show Rolonda was canceled in 1997 after a four-year run, Watts has dabbled in acting. Most recently, she's had a minor role in the daytime soap Days of Our Lives.