Why Garrett Hedlund Needed Captain Hook Position

Garrett Hedlund is going through a private harm lawsuit from two ladies virtually two years after a head-on automobile crash.

In court docket paperwork filed on Jan. 21 and obtained by E! Information, Marina Venegas and her daughter, Jennifer Castillo, are suing the 37-year-old actor for negligence, alleging that he was accountable for head-on collision in Los Angeles on Jan. 24, 2020.

In response to the swimsuit, Hedlund allegedly "handed out behind the wheel of his automobile and ran a stable red-light at a excessive fee of pace," colliding with a Nissan Sentra containing Venegas, Castillo and two minor kids. Because of the crash, Venegas and Castillo, in addition to the opposite two passengers, suffered "extreme and everlasting accidents" and needed to be taken to the emergency room, the doc states.

E! Information reached out to Hedlund's rep and lawyer for remark.

Venegas and Castillo declare Hedlund "knew he was ingesting to the purpose of extreme intoxication earlier than getting behind the wheel of his Jeep, a big advert heavy Sport Utility Automobile."

"He additionally knew that it was unlawful to drive whereas intoxicated. He additionally knew that if he had been to drive his SUV whereas inebriated, it was possible that he would lose management of the SUV and trigger a collision with one other motorist or pedestrian," the lawsuit reads. "Regardless of this particular information, Hedlund purposely drank excessively with the precise intention of getting drunk."

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The ladies allege that the Triple Frontier star was "effectively previous the authorized restrict of .08% blood alcohol focus" and "may have taken a taxi or referred to as a ride-share, however refused to take action."

"Regardless of understanding he was unfit to drive, Hedlund began his SUV and commenced driving down a busy road on a busy Friday evening through the time when roads had been nonetheless crowded and site visitors was reasonable," the lawsuit learn. "Asif the extreme drunkenness and rushing weren't sufficient, Hedlund additionally started weaving out and in of his lane, rushing and passing automobiles."

They mentioned Hedlund ran a stable pink mild that had been pink for a number of seconds at roughly 50 mph, inflicting a "horrible head-on crash."

Hedlund was arrested and charged with driving beneath the affect within the incident, based on the swimsuit.

"Hedlund tried to go away the scene of the accident with out rendering support to Plaintiffs," the swimsuit alleges. "However he was so intoxicated he couldn't get away."

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The mother-daughter duo said, "Hedlund had pink, bloodshot, and watery eyes with extraordinarily slurred speech and coordination and was so drunk that he was unresponsive to the police and witnesses; Hedlund was so inebriated he was unable to stroll and was pressured sit within the Jeep; and Hedlund had completed ingesting minutes previous to the accident."

Per People, he was launched on bail after the Jan. 24 arrest.

The Tron: Legacy alum was arraigned in February 2020, the place a decide ordered that he search counseling, based on court docket data obtained by E! Information. Hedlund pleaded no contest to 1 rely of DUI and was discovered responsible, whereas a second DUI cost was dismissed.

"When the incident occurred, Garrett instantly sought remedy which was profitable," his rep confirmed to E! Information in November 2020. "At this time, he's in a stable and good spot."

A supply additionally advised E! Information that Hedlund, who shares 12-month-old son Rhodes with actress Emma Roberts, was "doing effectively" following his run-in with the police. The insider mentioned that the DUI arrest "wasn't one thing that truly threatened a cut up between" Hedlund and Roberts, 30.

Of their lawsuit towards Hedlund, Venegas and Castillo are searching for punitive damages. 

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