MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A Texas oilfield worker on the truTV cable network series “Black Gold” has been arrested for his alleged involvement in multiple hit-and-run accidents while driving drunk.
The Midland Reporter-Telegram reported Wednesday that 31-year-old Brandon Leigh Watson was released from jail last week after posting bond of $1,500.
He was arrested March 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, his second, and two misdemeanor charges of failure to stop and give notice after striking an unattended vehicle.
Watson is a driller on “Black Gold,” which follows rigs in West Texas.
Midland police say he was arrested after becoming argumentative and uncooperative at one of the three hit-and-run accidents in which he was allegedly involved.
Efforts to reach Watson for comment were unsuccessful.
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