We’ve all been there; it’s a sunny day, we have a few too many spritzers on the boat and forget to eat. Hang on, no, sorry, we’re confused, this is Erin Brokcovich’s life. That’s right, the activist famously portrayed by Julia Roberts tried to moor her boat while having twice the legal blood alcohol level.

A 52-year-old Brokovich was spotted struggling to manoeuvre her boat by a game warden at Las Vegas Boat Harbour near Boulder City. Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Edwin Lyngar said: "She was obviously struggling to put the boat in the slip, and if you've had any experience, it's a simple enough operation. Too many people think drinking and boating go together. We don't have a problem if people drink. Just have a designated operator." What a weekend; she was booked into Clark County Detention Center on Friday night, made bail the next day after posting the required $1k, then released a statement of apology, probably still hungover. "At no time was the boat away from the dock and there was no public safety risk," she said. "That being said, I take drunk driving very seriously, this was clearly a big mistake, I know better and I am very sorry.”

The activist, whose legal battle with Pacific Gas & Electric over the pollution of a Californian town’s water supply was turned into a film, blamed a day in the sun for her nautical naughtiness. "After a day in the sun and with nothing to eat it appears that a couple of drinks had a greater impact than I had realized," she explained.

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