HBO’S ‘Crashing’ star Artie Lange was arrested while living at New Jersey based halfway house and addiction treatment center on Tuesday.
“He was taken into custody for failing to comply with the terms of his participation in the drug program,” said Katherine Carter, spokeswoman for the county prosecutor’s office.
The Essex County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lange for violating his drug probation. The sheriff’s office picked up Lange at 7:42 a.m., according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. He was lodged in the Essex County jail.
Following his arrest, Lange was processed and expected to be held in the Essex County Correctional Facility until a judge can re-evaluate him. The actor allegedly had his wits about him during the arrest and “appeared” sober, according to the Essex County Sheriff’s Office.
Recently Lange was seen working at a gas station as part of his rehabilitation program on May 15.
On May 19 he also shared a pic of him with his co-host, Howard Sterns new book.
Artie reached out and asked us to post this for him: Pumping gas and reading Howard Sterns new book, which is great by the way. I read in 2004 Trump interview with me there. I’m reading about the POTUS when a guy yells at me “ yo fill it with regular” lol, my crazy life! pic.twitter.com/X5uMG74ONs— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) May 19, 2019
Lange known for his appearances on The Howard Stern Show , Mad TV and HBO show, Crashing.