Tiger King star Jeff Lowe and his wife Lauren arrested for drunk driving two weeks after zoo raided by feds

TIGER King star Jeff Lowe and his wife Lauren have reportedly been arrested in Oklahoma City for driving under the influence.

Jeff, 56, and Lowe, 30, were booked about 4 am this morning, both for driving under the influence.


Lowe was additionally charged with changing lanes improperly, reports People.

The duo’s arrests come about two weeks after they were accused of violating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) after an investigation found instances of animal mistreatment at their Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

In a copy of the incident report, officers reportedly spotted a white Range Rover pulling out of a parking lot.

It then drove over a curb and then stopped abruptly. 

Police have alleged Lauren got out of the driver's seat and swapped places with Jeff, who then took over driving. 

When officers chased the car, they claim Jeff carried out an illegal lane change before pulling over. 


Both Jeff and Lauren were said to be slurring his speech and had "a strong odor commonly associated with the consumption of an alcoholic beverage".

The arresting cop did a field sobriety test on Jeff but stopped it shortly after because of his "unsteadiness on his feet and his inability to follow the directions".

At police headquarters, a breathalyzer test found his blood-alcohol level was 0.18 — more than double the legal limit.

The police report notes Lauren "had a thick slurred speech" and was also "unsteady on her feet".

A lawyer for Lowe did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. 

Last year Lowe said that Carole Baskin will not be taking any of the animals from Joe Exotic’s zoo after she was granted ownership of the park in a bombshell ruling this week.

The animal activist is the owner of Big Cat Rescue in Florida and now her competitor Joe's 16.4-acre G.W. Exotic Animal Memorial Park, which was under the control of his ex-business partner Jeff.

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