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The Hollywood star Zachery Ty Bryan, best known for playing one of Tim Allen’s sons in the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement,” was arrested for DUI in California last week months after pleading guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend, resulting in him being sentenced to seven days in jail and 36 months of supervised probation.

Bryan Arrested For DUI

Daily Mail reported that a spokesperson for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Bryan, 42, was pulled over at 2:36am on February 17 by deputies with the La Quinta Police Department after his vehicle was suspected of being involved in a recent traffic accident. 

Officers observed that Bryan showed “indications of impairment” when they interviewed him, and he was arrested for driving under the influence.

Bryan was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center at around 5am that Saturday morning and was released hours later after posting $50,000 in bail for the felony DUI charge, with an additional $15,000 bail fee for the misdemeanor of contempt of court, according to People Magazine. He is due to appear in court again on April 23.

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Bryan’s Previous Run-Ins With The Law

This is far from the first time Bryan has been in trouble with the law. In July of last year, he was arrested and charged with fourth-degree felony assault, third-degree robbery and harassment after an hours-long dispute with a woman who was not identified by authorities but is allegedly believed to be an ex-girlfriend. In October, he pleaded guilty in an Oregon court to felony assault in the fourth degree constituting domestic violence.

Check out the body cam footage of his arrest in the video below.

Bryan had struck a deal in this case that made it so that instead of spending “19 to 20 months” in the Oregon Department of Corrections, he was given a “downward dispositional departure” to three years of supervised probation and just a week in jail. As part of this deal, Bryan had to “abide by a set of conditions typical of domestic violence cases” that include “no contact with the victim without the probation officer’s approval, alcohol and substance abuse treatment, and no alcohol and drug use moving forward.”

“Mr. Bryan decided to accept this resolution and admit that he recklessly caused physical injury to his domestic partner to avoid further trauma to his family so they could move on and heal,” Lane County’s Chief Deputy District Attorney Chris Parosa said at the time.

After taking this deal, Bryan’s attorney told The Wrap that “he believes this is the manner he could best resolve this to avoid further trauma to his family.”

If Bryan were to violate any of the conditions of his parole, he would serve “19 to 20 months of prison time that the court suspended under the deal.”

Given the fact that Bryan was just arrested for DUI, it seems likely that he’s headed to prison.

Bryan had previously been arrested in October of 2020 for assaulting and strangling his fiancée Johnnie Faye Cartwright, later entering guilty pleas to two misdemeanor domestic violence charges. In August of last year, Cartwright told US Weekly, “I ask everyone to please be respectful of our privacy for the sake of the children and our families so the healing process can begin.”

“Trauma can bring struggles in many shapes and forms,” she continued. “It’s a horrible situation that’s going to be spun in so many ways. I’ve learned firsthand the truth will never align with what’s been put out there.”

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Tim Allen Speaks Out

Tim Allen, who played Bryan’s father on “Home Improvement,” spoke out about him last summer.

“Zach is a great kid who has grown into a complex man,” Allen told The Hollywood Reporter. “All you can do is step aside and let somebody go through their process.” 

“At a certain point, he deviated from the guy I know to somebody who is reacting to situations that I had nothing to do with and can’t control,” he added. “I don’t know what happens when people get corrupted. You just don’t know.”

This is clearly a very messy situation for everyone involved. All we can do is hope and pray that justice is served, and that Bryan is able to get the help he needs to get his life back on track.

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