This is the most disturbing news I read in some time.
DRIGGS, Idaho – Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island,” is serving six months’ unsupervised probation after allegedly being caught with marijuana in her car.
She was sentenced Feb. 29 to five days in jail, fined $410.50 and placed on probation after pleading guilty to one count of reckless driving.
Under a plea agreement, three misdemeanor counts — driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance — were dropped.
On Oct. 18, Teton County sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Gutierrez arrested Wells as she was driving home from a surprise birthday party that was held for her. According to the sheriff’s office report, Gutierrez pulled Wells over after noticing her swerve and repeatedly speed up and slow down. When Gutierrez asked about a marijuana smell, Wells said she’d just given a ride to three hitchhikers and had dropped them off when they began smoking something. Gutierrez found half-smoked joints and two small cases used to store marijuana.
The 69-year-old Wells, founder of the Idaho Film and Television Institute and organizer of the region’s annual family movie festival called the Spud Fest, then failed a sobriety test.
What’s next? Alfalfa dies as the result of a fight over money? Jeff gets arrested for growing marijuana on his farm? Oops those already happened. No, Angela ‘Penny Robinson’ Cartwright gets arrested for dealing in pornography. That would really break my heart.
Hat tip- Dr. Taylor at Poliblog who writes “And here I thought Mary Ann was the good one!” Me too.
Update- Corrected post to say Angela not Veronica Cartwright but I did have the right wikipedia link all along. Bad me.