Joe Simpson, the father of singer and actress Jessica Simpson, has been arrested in Los Angeles after being caught driving under the influence of alcohol. According to law enforcement sources who spoke with Tmz.com, Simpson was busted on Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks on August 4, 2012.
Cops pulled over Joe's vehicle at around 10pm, and immediately determined that Joe was intoxicated. He was handcuffed at the scene and taken to the cells, where he remained until 9.41am the following day. It's an embarrassing episode for Joe, who presides over his daughter's hugely successful career as her manager. The case has not been sent to prosecutors in the Los Angeles Attorney's Office yet, though if criminal charges are filed, it's likely that Joe will avoid jail time as it's his first offense (though he'll face a pretty hefty fine). A representative for Jessica Simpson did not respond to a request for comment and Joe is yet to publically comment on his arrest.
The father-daughter team has proved to be a phenomenally affective business pairing. Simpson became a popular television personality whilst starring in the MTV reality series 'Newlyweds', and has since sold millions of records worldwide. Her fashion empire reportedly turned over $1 billion in 2011.