Comedian and actor Andy Dick had his last encounter with Southern California law enforcement early Friday, January 13, when he was arrested by Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies responding to a report of an intoxicated person in Lake Elsinore.
Deputies determined Dick was under the influence of alcohol, a press release said.
Dick, 67, who is listed as a resident of Hemet, was arrested at O’Hara’s Rock & Roll Tavern at 15788 Grand Avenue on suspicion of public intoxication and failure to update his address on the sex offender registry, both offenses according to the record of the county jail. He was arrested just before 1 a.m. and later posted $5,000 bail.
Dick was ordered to register as a sex offender when he was sentenced to 90 days in the Los Angeles County Jail on November 10 for sex abuse after groping an Uber driver. According to Greg Risling, a spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office, the sentence included 12 months probation, 52 Alcoholics Anonymous sessions, 52 Sexual Assault Anonymous sessions and 12 mental health counseling sessions.
Risling said he didn’t know how much of the prison sentence Dick had served.
Dick does not appear in the California Megan’s Law database. Why was still unclear on Friday.
A representative for Dick could not be found for comment.
No one working at O’Hara’s in Dick’s presence could be reached Friday afternoon.
Dick has a history of behavior problems, both gross and illegal.
Dick was arrested in May 2022 on suspicion of sexual assault after Orange County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the campground at O’Neill Regional Park on Trabuco Canyon Road. The district attorney’s office declined to press charges after the reported victim became uncooperative.
In 2011, Dick was jailed on an intoxication charge in Temecula and released after sobering up, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Officers and prison records. He was arrested at Marie Callender’s restaurant at 29363 Rancho California Road. Supreme Court records do not indicate charges were ever brought.
Dick was arrested in Murrieta in 2008 on suspicion of illegal drug use and sexual violence after one person reported that he had pulled down a teenager’s top, police said. He was convicted of sexual molestation and given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet for a year, Supreme Court records show.
Dick has a reputation for rough behavior. He was forcibly removed from the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live last year after repeatedly touching guest Ivanka Trump without her permission.
And in 2021, Dick was brought up in Columbus, Ohio for urinating on the sidewalk. A comedy club owner in the city said the actor also made inappropriate comments on stage, groped guests, took women into the men’s room, and urinated on the floor and on at least one person.
In 1999, Dick was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana after he drove his car into a telephone pole in Hollywood. He pleaded guilty, but the charges were dropped after he signed up for a diversionary program.
Dick appeared on NBC’s NewsRadio in the mid-1990s and had a supporting role in Less than Perfect. He briefly had his own program, The Andy Dick Show, on MTV.
https://www.ocregister.com/2023/01/13/comedian-andy-dick-accused-of-drunkenness-at-lake-elsinore-bar/ Comedian Andy Dick accused of drunkenness at Lake Elsinore bar – Orange County Register