9:43 AM PT — Cops say Dillon had no idea what city he was in or what time it was when they busted him for DWI. According to the police affidavit … when cops pulled him over they asked him what city he was in and the time and Dillon responded he was in Belton, which is an hour north of where he was located … and said it was 7 o’clock when it was really around 1:30 AM.
And then get this … cops say Dillon pulled the ol’ celebrity card and made cops “aware of his social status and marriage to famed Joe Maldonado-Passage (Tiger King) on scene of the incident.” Cops still arrested him. TMZ’s obtained video of the arrest.
Dillon, who said he was waiting for his sister because his car had suddenly turned off, allegedly had slurred speech and had bloodshot eyes. They also said they detected booze on Dillon’s breath. Cops also said Dillon admitted to having 3 Modelo beers and told them he was “maybe a bit intoxicated.” After cops say he bombed a field sobriety test, Dillon was arrested for DWI.
“Tiger King” star Dillon Passage was arrested Sunday for DWI … TMZ has learned.
Dillon was stopped by cops in Travis County, Texas just after 3 AM. He failed his field sobriety test and was handcuffed and taken to jail. He was booked just after 5:30 AM for misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated.
Dillon posted a video of himself at an event last night on Instagram.
Dillon’s husband, Joe Exotic, tells TMZ, “I’ve tried my hardest to get him to quit drinking, I love him.”
Joe Exotic continues to serve his 22-year prison sentence for putting a hit out on Carole Baskin … something he strongly denies. He has asked President Trump for either a commutation of his sentence or an outright pardon.
Joe and Dillon got married on Dec. 11, 2017. They tied the knot two months after Joe’s previous husband, Travis Maldonado, fatally shot himself accidentally.
Dillon is currently behind bars so we were unable to contact him for comment.