Another day, another embarrassment for the Markle family.
This time, it’s Thomas Markle Jr.’s turn to make Meghan’s in-laws even happier that they live an ocean away.
TMZ is reporting that Thomas has been arrested by Oregon State Police for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The incident occurred at 1:33 AM on Friday morning.
Though police have not released Thomas’ BAC, they say the 52-year-old was “well over the legal limit” at the time of his arrest.
Thomas was asked to take a breathalyzer after failing several field sobriety tests.
According to TMZ his “impairment was obvious” to the arresting officers.
Markle’s Chevy Silverado was impounded, and he was taken to the Grants Pass Sobering Center to dry out.
Thankfully, no one was hurt, and unless Tom Jr. has some sort of lengthy rap sheet we don’t know about (which is entirely possible), he’ll probably escape from this situation with a slap on the wrist.
But this is yet another indication that Meghan was incredibly lucky to break free from the rest of the Markle clan and reach the incredible heights she’s reached.
If it’s not Samantha Markle slamming Meghan in the press, or Thomas Markle Sr. faking a heart attack, it’s Thomas Jr. dragging his family’s name through the mud with this sort of foolishness.
The public was first introduced to Thomas back in April, when he penned an open letter in which he warned Prince Harry against marrying Meghan.
Hilariously, earlier this week, Thomas tried to make amends by inviting Meghan to his upcoming wedding.
We’re guessing she was never planning on attending, but Thomas’ latest idiocy likely helped to confirm that she made the right decision by keeping her distance.
Fortunately, the Royal Family of 2019 is a bit kinder and gentler than the monarchs of old.
Queen Elizabeth II and company have reportedly been incredibly supportive throughout her family’s efforts to publicly humiliate her.
So while it certainly sucks that Meghan was born into such an awful family, there’s some comfort in the fact that she married into a much, much better one.