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Bree Walker taken into custody for DUI: Ectrodactyly activist stopped in Anaheim

Bree Walker DUI mug shot
Bree Walker mug shot

Bree Walker is "getting help" screams a Feb. 21 Los Angeles Times headline. The former news anchor for KCBS-TV Los Angeles and actress who appeared in "Nip/Tuck" was arrested earlier this week in Anaheim on DUI charges.

The advocate for ectrodactyly or lobster claw syndrome, a congenital deformity from which Walker suffers, promised her Twitter followers she is getting assistance while battling "my' disease.

Whether Bree is talking about her ectrodactyly that has caused her hand to be missing digits or she is talking about her alcohol dependency, for which she went to rehab in 2007, is not clear.

By way of background, Bree Walker was pulled over by police near South Beach Blvd. and West Ball Rd. in Anaheim after officers reportedly caught her in a red light violation.

Lt. Tim Schmidt, Anaheim’s spokesperson for public safety, said the 61-year-old seemed "disheveled" and smelled of what seemed to be alcohol.

According to the Orange County Register, Walker declined a breathalyzer after failing a field sobriety test and was taken in by police for a blood alcohol test. Meanwhile, Bree Walker's car was taken into custody as well and a dog who was inside her car was taken by animal control.

Bree Walker anchored the local news for CBS in Los Angeles in the 1980s and 1990s and is known for her work as an activist for disability rights as well as her part on "Nip/Tuck" as an inspirational woman with ectrodactyly.