Campbell blames arrest on mixing alcohol, anxiety drug — (SP Times)

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SP Times

By wire services

Published November 27, 2003

PHOENIX – Glen Campbell blamed his drunken-driving arrest on the accidental mixing of alcohol and a prescription anti-anxiety drug.
“I’m taking Lexapro and you can’t have alcohol with it, and I did.
I forgot. That’s just it in a nutshell really,” he told the East Valley Tribune on Tuesday.

Campbell, 67, said he has been taking the medication to treat anxiety for the past seven or eight months.

The Delight, Ark., native was freed early Tuesday on $2,000 bail on charges of extreme drunken driving and hit and run. He also was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, but did not have to post bail for that count.

He told the Arizona Republic that he “fell off the wagon” Monday. “I think that old wagon, if I fall off it again, it’ll run me right over.”