Meghan Markle's brother arrested for drink driving

Meghan Markle’s half-brother has been arrested by police in the United States for drink driving.

Thomas Markle Jr, 52, was stopped by authorities in Oregon at 1:33am on Friday morning, according to TMZ.

Thomas, who is estranged from the Duchess of Sussex and has had a long history of run-ins with the law, reportedly failed a sobriety test, and was visibly drunk.

Meghan Markle’s half-brother Thomas has been arrested by police in the United States for drink driving. Photo: Getty

He was taken to the police sobering centre near his home and his Chevy Silverado was impounded.

In January 2017, Thomas was arrested following a drunken row with his girlfriend, in which he threatened her with a gun. He then vowed he was going to seek help for his alcoholism.

The duchess’s father, Thomas Markle Sr, told the site: “My son has a serious problem and he needs help, and I hope he gets it.”

Their sister, Samantha, said: “His drinking is not related to Meghan. He always drank.” Photo: Getty

Mr Markle Jr’s sister, Samantha, also added: “His drinking is not related to Meghan. He always drank.”

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