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Jeb's boy picked up for DUI, resisting arrest


John Ellis Bush, 21, shown in this photo provided by the Austin, Texas Police Department, was arrested early Friday morning, Sept. 16, 2005, in Austin and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, a Travis County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said. Bush is the youngest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. (AP Photo/Austin Police Department)

His uncle’s allegedly off the sauceChimpy had his own DUI at 30. Jeb’s kids, sadly, seem to be having some difficulties with substance abuse as well. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before there are mug shots for the Bush twins — at the very least party girl Jenna. (Reuters):

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Capt. David Ferrero told the Austin American Statesman that Bush, 21, approached a group of police officers on a street corner in downtown Austin at 2:30 a.m. on Friday to ask about an earlier arrest of people he knew.

He appeared to be drunk, so police detained him and tried to handcuff him. While they put the cuffs on young Bush, he pushed against the officers and ended up suffering a cut on the chin, the newspaper said. “He was observed to be a danger to himself and others,” Ferrero told the Statesman.

Alia Faraj, spokeswoman for the governor, said: “Governor Bush and First Lady Bush are concerned about this incident. This is a personal family matter which they are dealing with privately.” It is not the first time one of the governor’s children has had a run-in with the law.

Jeb Bush’s daughter Noelle was sentenced to 10 days in jail in 2002 after cocaine was found in her shoe at a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program.

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