Earlier this month, Marion “Pooch” Hall got himself into serious trouble with the authorities for both a DUI, as well as child endangerment. Pooch, a star on Ray Donovan, was held to the fire by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Hall went to court on Thursday and faced off against a maximum sentence of six years if convicted and punished to the full extent of the law.
As it was previously reported, Hall had his two-year-old son sitting on his lap while driving when he crashed into another vehicle. Mr. Hall had been drinking, and in combination with his child’s unsafe position in the vehicle, the actor’s public image and reputation have taken a hit.
Following his court appearence, The Jasmine Brand reports that The Game alum pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Thursday. The police charged him, specifically, with one count of child abuse, one misdemeanor count of DUI, and driving with a .08 BAC (blood alcohol content level).
The LA Superior Court in California ordered him to stay in rehab over the course of the next few months and he must go into an outpatient program after the ending if his treatment.
Marion has to go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings twice a week as well. As you may know, AA follows a 12-step process for getting sober, including surrendering to some form of purpose or higher power.
Furthermore, Pooch must install an ignition interlocking device along with a breathalyzer in his vehicle to ensure that he doesn’t drink before turning on the engine and driving.
In December, Hall is to appear before the judge once again, and he’s currently out of jail on a $100,000 bond. It appears as though Hall is still allowed to see his son, despite the charges against him.
There’s no word on the child’s mother or any of her relatives, however, one source explained that “his immediate family isn’t happy with this new charge at all. It’s one thing to drink and drive, but quite another to have an infant in your lap while doing it”