Sam Donaldson Arrested for DUI in Delaware

Former ABC News anchor and reporter was arrested after being stopped for traffic violation

Sam Donaldson, longtime reporter and anchor for ABC News, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Lewes, Del.

Getty ImagesDonaldson, 78, was pulled over for a traffic violation by the Lewes Police Department shortly before 8 p.m. on Dec. 1, police told TheWrap in a statement. Further investigation "revealed that the subject had been drinking alcohol," according to the police.

After failing a field sobriety test, Donaldson was arrested for DUI, police said.

Donaldson was released to an adult after completing his Intoxilyzer test.

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Donaldson, who joined ABC News in 1967, retired from full-time work with the network in 2009, but continues to appear on the Sunday-morning news show "This Week" and contributes to ABC News Radio.

Police and ABC News have not responded to TheWrap's requests for comment.