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Wife of Richard Dreyfuss arrested in hit-and-run accident

By Jorie Goins,

Svetlana Dreyfuss, the wife of Academy-Award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, was arrested in a drunk driving hit-and-run in Encinitas, California.

The 54-year-old was arrested on June 2 after colliding with a wood fence, according to TMZ, who reported the arrest on Saturday. The case has been sent to the District Attorney's office although Svetlana states that she believes she passed all field sobriety tests, according to TMZ.

The Daily Mail reports that Svetlana Dreyfuss struck a wooden fence and severed a high pressure water line before driving off. San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies caught up with her two miles away. She claims to have only had one glass of wine prior to getting behind the wheel.

Richard Dreyfuss himself is a recovering alcoholic. The actor has been sober since 1982 after a car accident where he collided with a tree after blacking out while driving. Dreyfuss now uses his experiences to help others and often speaks to recovery groups. Richard and Svetlana Dreyfuss have been married since 2006.

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