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Half-Brother of Meghan Markle Arrested on DUI Charge

State police said Thomas Wayne Markle Jr. was visibly intoxicated when he was pulled over Friday in Josephine County, in southwestern Oregon

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    Half-Brother of Meghan Markle Arrested on DUI Charge
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    Meghan Markle (L) and a January 2018 mug shot of Markle's half-brother Thomas Markle, Jr., arrested then for threatening his girlfriend with a gun. Markle, Jr. was arrested Jan. 11, 2019 for drunk driving.

    The half-brother of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is facing a drunken-driving charge after an arrest in Oregon.

    State police said Thomas Wayne Markle Jr. was visibly intoxicated when he was pulled over at about 1:30 a.m. Friday in Josephine County, in southwestern Oregon. Authorities said his blood-alcohol content was 0.11 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

    The 52-year-old from Grants Pass was taken to a detox center.

    Meghan Markle, a former actress, married Prince Harry last May. They are expecting their first child.

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    The duchess is reportedly estranged from her father's family. Thomas Markle Sr. said in a television interview last month he had not heard from her since the wedding.

    Thomas Markle Jr. did not appear to have a listed phone number, and it was not clear how to reach him for comment.