Willie Hantz, who was expelled from the Big Brother house last week, was arrested outside of a bar early yesterday morning in Lafayette, LA. Willie was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI).

TMZ reports that the Lafayette City Police Department was called to the bar for a fight. There was no fight when the police arrived. However, since they were there, the police helped clear out a big crowd outside the bar. That’s when they saw Willie inside a yellow Camaro and, according to TMZ, driving towards the back of the parking lot.


Willie refused a breathalyzer and a blood test to determine if he was over the legal limit. Willie was released from custody yesterday afternoon on a $750 bond.

Following his release, Willie reached out to his fans on Twitter, insisting he wasn’t driving. Also, some early reports said Willie ran from the police. He says that’s also not true.

“I wasn’t driving. I was sitting in the driver’s seat with the car running. I know stupid,” Willie Hantz tweeted. “I didn’t run from anyone. I was just moving my car like the cops asked me to. Then they came up and arrested me.”

Willie’s brother, Survivor villain Russell Hantz, tweeted a message for Willie. He actually congratulates Willie, writing “You’re not famous until you have a mug shot congrats Willie @HantzBB lol”

Willie later tweeted,”I mean all I can do is laugh it off. Learn from it. Maybe.”

Hopefully!  Come on, Willie, be smart! Let’s hope he does learn from this arrest. If Willie can’t handle the Big Brother house, he sure as heck cannot handle the big house.


Photo courtesy of Lafayette Parish LA Jail

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