On Friday, Nevada authorities arrested Erin Brockovich for operating a motor boat while intoxicated.
A game warden at Lake Mead, located near Las Vegas, spotted Brockovich having trouble trying to dock her boat. Her blood-alcohol level was later found to be twice the legal limit. She could face fines of up to $2,000, ABC News reported.
A contrite Brockovich issued a statement on Sunday stating that she hadn’t operated the boat in Lake Mead’s open waters, but still apologized for making “a big mistake.” She indicated that she hadn’t appreciated the impact of consuming “a couple of drinks” on an empty stomach under the hot sun.
Brockovich became well known for her environmental work after a 2000 movie, Erin Brockovich, dramatized her battle against Pacific Gas & Electric on behalf of the residents of a small California town whose water supply had been polluted by the utility. Julia Roberts won a Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Brockovich in the film.